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link1 (lɪŋk)
1.  any of the separate rings, loops, or pieces that connect or make up a chain
2.  something that resembles such a ring, loop, or piece
3.  a road, rail, air, or sea connection, as between two main routes
4.  a connecting part or episode
5.  a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
6.  Also called: radio link a system of transmitters and receivers that connect two locations by means of radio and television signals
7.  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
8.  computing short for hyperlink
9.  weak link an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system
10.  (often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
11.  (tr) to connect by association, etc
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hlekkr link]

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