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"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-speedrail 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 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 betweendiet and ​heartdisease. 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 ​visitouronlinebookstore.

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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 ​ozonelayer.

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"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 ​devicecreates a link between ​computers, ​enabling you to ​sharefiles, 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 ​consumerconfidence and ​spending on non-essentials.direct/clear/strong link There is a ​direct link between the ​value of the used ​car and new ​carprices for the same ​model.clear/close/strong link Historical ​data show the ​clear link between ​incometaxrates and the ​size of ​domesticgovernmentspending.
INTERNET, IT a word or ​image in an ​electronicdocument 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 ​onlinebookstore.

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 ​mainbuilding. 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 ​sustainedexposure over many ​years. Her ​name is being linked to one of the ​topjobs 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 ​longperiod, ​investments linked to ​stockmarkets 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 ​clientsites 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 ​customerservicewebsite.
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(Definition of link from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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