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|Origin:||links 'rising ground, sand hills' (11-19 centuries), from Old English hlincas|
link2 S3 W2 [countable]
a way in which two things or ideas are related to each other
links between something (and something)
the link between drug use and crime
There are a number of links between the two theories.
a relationship or connection between two or more people, countries, organizations etc
Organizers of the project hope that international links will be forged.
a person or thing that makes possible a relationship or connection with someone or something else
For elderly people, TV is a vital link with the outside world.
something that makes communication or travel between two places possible:
The office has direct computer links to over 100 firms.
one of the rings in a chain
one of the stages involved in a process
a piece of ground near the sea where golf is played [= golf links]
a special word or picture in an Internet document that you click on to move quickly to another part of the same document or to another document [↪ hyperlink]:
Send an email to the above address to report a broken link (=a link that is not working properly).