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[n] a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
[n] an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
[n] a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
[n] a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
[n] (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
[n] a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
[n] the means of connection between things linked in series
[n] a connecting shape
[n] the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
[v] make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"
[v] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
[v] link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
[v] be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

Misc. Definitions

\Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), n. [Prob. corrupted from lint and this for lunt a torch, match, D. lont match; akin to G. lunte, cf. MHG. l["u]nden to burn. Cf. {Lunt}, {Linstock}.] A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like. --Shak.
\Link\, n. [OE. linke, AS. hlence; akin to Sw. l["a]nk ring of a chain, Dan. l[ae]nke chain, Icel. hlekkr; cf. G. gelenk joint, link, ring of a chain, lenken to bend.]
1. A single ring or division of a chain.
2. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond. ``Links of iron.'' --Shak. The link of brotherhood, by which One common Maker bound me to the kind. --Cowper. And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life. --Gascoigne.
3. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair. --Mortimer.
4. (Kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
5. (Mach.) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
6. (Surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. {Chain}, n.,
4.
7. (Chem.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
8. pl. Sausages; -- because linked together. [Colloq.]
\Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Linked} (l[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Linking}.] To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple. All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws and the same government, but by all the facilities of commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication. --Eustace.
\Link\, v. i. To be connected. No one generation could link with the other. --Burke.
\Link\, n. [See {Linch}.]
1. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
2. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl. [Scot.] The windings or ``links'' of the Forth above and below Stirling are extremely tortuous. --Encyc. Brit.
3. pl. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc. [Scot.] Golf may be played on any park or common, but its original home is the ``links'' or common land which is found by the seashore, where the short close tuft, the sandy subsoil, and the many natural obstacles in the shape of bents, whins, sand holes, and banks, supply the conditions which are easential to the proper pursuit of the game. --Encyc. of Sport.
4. pl. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.

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