one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.
anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie:
The locket was a link with the past.
a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station or a television booster station.
any of a series of sausages in a chain.
a cuff link.
a ring, loop, or the like:
a link of hair.
Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.
Surveying, Civil Engineering.
Chemistry. 1 (def 15).
Machinery. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.
verb (used with or without object)
to join by or as if by a link or links; connect; unite (often followed by up):
The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. The company will soon link up with a hotel chain.
a torch, especially of tow and pitch.
any of the separate rings, loops, or pieces that connect or make up a chain
something that resembles such a ring, loop, or piece
a road, rail, air, or sea connection, as between two main routes
a connecting part or episode
a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
Also called radio link. a system of transmitters and receivers that connect two locations by means of radio and television signals
a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain. 1 link of a Gunter’s chain is equal to 7.92 inches, and of an engineer’s chain to 1 foot
(computing) short for hyperlink
weak link, an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system
(often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
(transitive) to connect by association, etc
(formerly) a torch used to light dark streets
early 15c., “one of a series of rings or loops which form a chain; section of a cord,” probably from Old Norse *hlenkr or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hlekkr “link,” Old Swedish lænker “chain, link,” Norwegian lenke, Danish lænke), from Proto-Germanic *khlink- (cf. German lenken “to bend, turn, lead,” gelenk “articulation, joint, link,” Old English hlencan (plural) “armor”), from PIE root *kleng- “to bend, turn.” Missing link between man and apes dates to 1880.
“torch,” 1520s, of uncertain origin, possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, from lichinus “wick,” from Greek lykhnos “portable light, lamp.”
“bind, fasten, to couple,” late 14c., believed to be from link (n.), though it is attested earlier. Related: Linked; linking.
A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a webpage or other hypertext documents or between webpages or other hypertext documents.
1. hard link or symbolic link.
2. hypertext link.
- Link access protocol balanced
protocol (LAPB) X.25 layer 2 (data link layer) protocol. [Details?] (1996-01-22)
- Link access protocol for modems
(LAPM) The Automatic Repeat Request system used in the V.42 protocol.
[ling-kij] /ˈlɪŋ kɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act of ; state or manner of being . 2. a system of . 3. Genetics. an association between two or more genes on a chromosome that tends to cause the characteristics determined by these genes to be inherited as an inseparable unit. 4. Machinery. an assembly of four […]
- Linkage disequilibrium
linkage disequilibrium n. a state involving two loci in which the probability of a joint gamete is not equal to the product of the probabilities of the constituent genes