1 link (between A and B)a connection between two or more people or thingsPolice suspect there may be a link between the two murders.evidence for a strong causal link between exposure to sun and skin cancersee alsomissing link
2 a relationship between two or more people, countries or organizationslink (with something)to establish trade links with AsiaThe department is interested in developing closer links with industry.link (between A and B)Social customs provide a vital link between generations.
3 a means of travelling or communicating between two placesa high-speed rail linka link roada video linkThe speech was broadcast via a satellite link.
4 (alsohotlink,hyperlink)(computing)a place in an electronic document that is connected to another electronic document or to another part of the same documentTo visit similar websites to this one, click on the links at the bottom of the page.See related entries:Websites
Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense a loop; also as a verb in the sense ‘connect physically’): from Old Norsehlekkr, of Germanic origin; related to GermanGelenk
.Extra examplesER & C has strong links into our company and into the industry.Her work explores the links between violence and gender relations.I’ll send you the link by email.No links have been found between the two cases.One of the most important indicators of a high-quality site is absence of broken links.Scientists have established possible links between cancer and diet.She has severed her last links with her family.Social workers provide a vital link between hospital and community.Studies haven’t proven a link between sugar and hyperactivity.The author denies the link between capitalism and fascism.The college is anxious to build links with local industries.The common link between the three artists is their age.The driver has a radio link to base.The page has links to relevant websites.The program checks links to all pages on this and external sites.The report failed to prove a causal link between violence on screen and in real life.The sales manager is regarded as the weakest link in the chain.The statistics show a clear link between social class and crime.The study suggests a strong link between workplace culture and a business’s financial performance.There is no link to an increase in cases of the disease.They share a telepathic link.This provided a key conceptual link with earlier theory.We’re trying to establish a link via satellite.You’ll find some useful links on the first couple of pages.a link to my websitea tangible link with the pasther alleged links to a violent separatist group.research demonstrating the links between teaching standards and student performancethe city’s traditional link with operathe missing link in the search for the causes of cancertrade links across the borderThe chain was too long so I removed a few of the links.They were keen to establish trade links with Asia.trade/business ties/linksIdioms