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"link" in British English

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linknoun [C]

uk   /lɪŋk/  us   /lɪŋk/
  • link noun [C] (CONNECTION)

B2 a connection between two people, things, or ideas: There's a direct link between diet and heart disease. Their links with Mexico are still strong. diplomatic links between the two countries
B1 a connection between documents on the internet: Click on this link to visit our online bookstore.

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linkverb [T]

uk   /lɪŋk/  us   /lɪŋk/
B2 to make a connection between two or more people, things, or ideas: The explosions are not thought to be linked in any way. The use of CFCs has been linked to the depletion of the ozone layer.

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(Definition of link from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"link" in American English

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linknoun [C]

 us   /lɪŋk/
  • link noun [C] (CONNECTION)

a connection between two things: There is a clear link between poverty and malnutrition. A high-speed rail link brings you to the airport.
  • link noun [C] (CHAIN)

one of the rings in a chain
  • link noun [C] (WORD)

a word or image on a website that can take you to another document or website
(Definition of link from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"link" in Business English

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linknoun [C]

uk   us   /lɪŋk/
TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS a way of travelling or communicating between two places or systems: a bus/rail/road link transport/transportation linkslink between sth (and sth) There are plans to upgrade the road links between the two countries. a phone/video link Interviews can be carried out by video link. This device creates a link between computers, enabling you to share files, no matter what their size.
[usually plural] a relationship between two or more people, countries, companies, etc.: link with sb/sth Their links with Britain are still strong.build/establish/strengthen links We need to strengthen our links with colleges doing similar work to ours. business/trade links
a connection between two or more facts, events, etc.: link between sth (and sth) The key thing here is the link between consumer confidence and spending on non-essentials.direct/clear/strong link There is a direct link between the value of the used car and new car prices for the same model.clear/close/strong link Historical data show the clear link between income tax rates and the size of domestic government spending.
INTERNET, IT a word or image in an electronic document or on a website that you can click on to take you to another part of the document, another document, or another website: Read this tutorial for web developers in order to find out how to add a link to another website. Click on this link to visit our online bookstore.

linkverb

uk   us   /lɪŋk/
[T] to connect two or more places, people, or things: link sth to/with sth This corridor links the new offices to the main building. a new motorway in Ireland, linking Dublin with Galway All our workstations are linked together with each other.
[T] to make or show a connection between two or more people, things, or ideas: link sth to/with sth The objective is to link the strategy of the corporation with the reality of its business.be linked to sth Asbestos-related diseases are generally linked to sustained exposure over many years. Her name is being linked to one of the top jobs in the company.
[T, usually passive] FINANCE if the value of money, investments, payments, etc. is linked to something else, it will change when that thing changes: linked to sth Over a long period, investments linked to stock markets are likely to give the best returns.
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[I or T] INTERNET, IT to make a connection between websites on the internet, or from part of one website to another: Anyone who has a website can link theirs to another site. Does this website link to other client sites the company has designed?
[I] INTERNET, IT to follow a link to go to another website or part of a website on the internet: Click here to link to our customer service website.
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(Definition of link from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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