- A link is defined as a ring or loop that makes up a chain.
- An example of a link is a silver chain necklace.
- An example of a link is a bicycle chain.
- The definition of a link is a word or group of words that act as a way to cross reference to other documents or files on the computer.
An example of link is clicking on "thesaurus" while on a definition page within YourDictionary.com.
- To link means to join or connect together.
An example of to link is joining two ends of a chain together with a lock.
Links in a chain.
link definition by Webster's New World
- any of the series of rings or loops making up a chain
- a section of something resembling a chain: a link of sausage
- a point or stage in a series of circumstances: a weak link in the evidence
- cuff link
- anything serving to connect or tie: a link with the past
- one division () of a surveyor's, or Gunter's, chain, equal to 7.92 inches (20.117 centimeters)
- one division () of an engineer's chain, equal to 1 foot (30.48 centimeters)
- Chem. bond (sense )
- Elec. the part of a fuse that melts when the current becomes too strong
- Mech. a short connecting rod for transmitting power or motion
- Radio, TV a radio unit for transmitting sound or picture between specific stations
Origin: Middle English linke ; from Scandinavian as in Old Norse hlekkr, Danish lænke, Swedish länk, in same senses, akin to Old English hlence, link of a chain, coat of mail ; from base of hlencan, to twist ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kleng-, to bend, wind from source lank
- linker noun
Origin: probably ; from Midieval Latin linchinus, variant, variety of lichinus, a lamp ; from Classical Latin lychnus, a light ; from Classical Greek lychnos, a lamp ; from Indo-European an unverified form luksnos ; from base an unverified form leuk-, to shine, light
link definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
- a. A unit in a connected series of units: links of sausage; one link in a molecular chain.b. A unit in a transportation or communications system.c. A connecting element; a tie or bond: grandparents, our link with the past.
- a. An association; a relationship: The Alumnae Association is my link to the school's present administration.b. A causal, parallel, or reciprocal relationship; a correlation: Researchers have detected a link between smoking and heart disease.
- A cuff link.
- Abbr. li A unit of length used in surveying, equal to 0.01 chain, 7.92 inches, or about 20.12 centimeters.
- A rod or lever transmitting motion in a machine.
- Computer Science A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a hypertext document or between files or hypertext documents. Also called hotlink, hyperlink.
- To connect with or as if with a link: linked the rings to form a chain. See Synonyms at join.
- Computer Science To make a hypertext link in: linked her webpage to her employer's homepage.
- To become connected with or as if with a link: The molecules linked to form a polymer.
- Computer Science To follow a hypertext link: With a click of the mouse, I linked to the company's website.
Origin: Middle English linke, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr, *hlenkr, from *hlenkr.
- linkˈer noun
Origin: Possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, lichnus, candle, from Latin lychnus, from Greek lukhnos, lamp; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
link - Computer Definition
- A two-point segment of an end-to-end physical circuit. A circuit may consist of a single link, as would be the case between a host computer and a directly attached peripheral, such as a printer. A circuit commonly comprises multiple links. For example, a telephone set may connect across a link to a central office switch at the edge of the carrier network, that central office switch may connect to another central office switch across a link, and to yet another central office switch across a link, and finally to another telephone set across a link. In this scenario, two terminal devices connect via an end-to-end circuit that comprises four links interconnected by three central offices. Link sometimes is used interchangeably with line or circuit.
- A conceptual two-point segment of an end-to-end circuit that connects two end users and enables them to communicate, even when two separate physical paths are used. In a satellite radio link, for example, there is an uplink from the Earth station (i.e., antenna) to the satellite and a downlink from the satellite to the Earth station. In a cellular network, the uplink is the upstream radio link from the mobile station to the base station and the downlink is the downstream link from the base station to the mobile station. See also antenna, circuit, downlink, downstream, uplink, physical, and upstream.
- In hypertext, the hyperlink, or logical connection between discrete data elements. See also hyperlink , hypertext, and link rot.
- A logical connection, association, or relationship between two or more things.
Typically used as a short form of hyperlink, which is used in Web documents written in the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to enable navigation from one Web page to another by the user’s clicking the link. Links can cause concern for security experts, particularly when the text describing the link does not correspond with its destination and is a deliberate attempt to lure an unsuspicious user to a Website that might contain malicious code or trick the user into revealing personal data.
(1) In communications, a line, channel or circuit over which data are transmitted.
(2) An address that points to a Web page or other file (image, video, PDF, etc.) on a Web server. Links reside on Web pages, in e-mail messages and word processing documents as well as any other document type that supports hypertext and URL addressing. See URL and hypertext.
(3) In data management, a pointer embedded within a record that refers to data or the location of data in another record.
(4) In programming, a call to another program or subroutine.
link - Science Definition