Linker meaning

That which links.
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(computer science) A computer program that takes one or more objects generated by compilers and assembles them into a single executable program.
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(genetics) A short oligonucleotide containing a recognition sequence for a restriction enzyme, used to blunt the ends of sticky DNA segments.
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(grammar) A word that serves to link other elements.
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(finance, informal) A linked bond, one for which the principal is indexed to inflation.
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(genetics) To ligate a DNA segment using a linker.
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A utility program that connects a compiled or assembled program to a particular environment. Also known as a "link editor," the linker unites references between program modules and libraries of subroutines. Its output is a load module, which is executable code ready to run in the computer. See executable code and bind.
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Origin of linker

link + -er