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Link vs. Relation

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Linknoun

A connection between places, people, events, things, or ideas.

‘The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media.’;

Relationnoun

The manner in which two things may be associated.

‘The relation between diet and health is complex.’;

Linknoun

One element of a chain or other connected series.

‘The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.’; ‘The weakest link.’;

Relationnoun

A member of one's family.

‘Yes, he's a relation of mine, but only a distant one.’;

Linknoun

(computing) The connection between buses or systems.

‘A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.’;

Relationnoun

The act of relating a story.

‘Your relation of the events is different from mine.’;

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Linknoun

(mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.

Relationnoun

(set theory) A set of ordered tuples.

Linknoun

(Sussex) a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.

Relationnoun

(set theory) Specifically, a set of ordered pairs.

‘Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.’;

Linknoun

(figurative) an individual person or element in a system

Relationnoun

(databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.

‘This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.’;

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Linknoun

Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.

‘a link of horsehair’;

Relationnoun

(mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.

Linknoun

A sausage that is not a patty.

Relationnoun

(category theory) A subobject of a product of objects.

Linknoun

(kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, such as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.

Relationnoun

(usually collocated: sexual relation) The act of intercourse.

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Linknoun

(engineering) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (in steam engines) the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.

Relationnoun

The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.

‘oet's relation doth well figure them.’;

Linknoun

(surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length.

Relationnoun

The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.

‘Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation.’;

Linknoun

(chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.

Relationnoun

Reference; respect; regard.

‘I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.’;

Linknoun

(plural) The windings of a river; the land along a winding stream.

Relationnoun

Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.

‘Relations dear, and all the charitiesOf father, son, and brother, first were known.’;

Linknoun

(obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.

Relationnoun

A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.

‘For me . . . my relation does not care a rush.’;

Linkverb

(transitive) To connect two or more things.

Relationnoun

The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.

Linkverb

To contain a hyperlink to another page.

‘My homepage links to my wife's.’;

Relationnoun

an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Linkverb

To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.

‘Haven't you seen his Web site? I'll link you to it.’;

Relationnoun

the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

Linkverb

To post a hyperlink to.

‘Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!’;

Relationnoun

a person related by blood or marriage;

‘police are searching for relatives of the deceased’; ‘he has distant relations back in New Jersey’;

Linkverb

(transitive) To demonstrate a correlation between two things.

Relationnoun

an act of narration;

‘he was the hero according to his own relation’; ‘his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable’;

Linkverb

(compilation) To combine objects generated by a compiler into a single executable.

Relationnoun

(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time;

‘his attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed’;

Linkverb

To skip or trip along smartly; to go quickly. en

Relationnoun

(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups;

‘international relations’;

Linknoun

A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.

Linknoun

A single ring or division of a chain.

Linknoun

Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.

‘The link of brotherhood, by whichOne common Maker bound me to the kind.’; ‘And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life.’;

Linknoun

Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.

Linknoun

Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.

Linknoun

Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.

Linknoun

The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.

Linknoun

A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; - applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.

Linknoun

Sausages; - because linked together.

Linknoun

A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.

Linknoun

A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; - usually in pl.

‘The windings or "links" of the Forth above and below Stirling are extremely tortuous.’;

Linknoun

Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.

‘Golf may be played on any park or common, but its original home is the "links" or common land which is found by the seashore, where the short close tuft, the sandy subsoil, and the many natural obstacles in the shape of bents, whins, sand holes, and banks, supply the conditions which are essential to the proper pursuit of the game.’;

Linknoun

Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played; a golf course.

Linkverb

To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.

‘All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws and the same government, but by all the facilities of commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.’;

Linkverb

To be connected.

‘No one generation could link with the other.’;

Linknoun

the means of connection between things linked in series

Linknoun

a fastener that serves to join or link;

‘the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction’;

Linknoun

the state of being connected;

‘the connection between church and state is inescapable’;

Linknoun

a connecting shape

Linknoun

a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

Linknoun

(computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

Linknoun

a channel for communication between groups;

‘he provided a liaison with the guerrillas’;

Linknoun

a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network

Linknoun

an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

Linkverb

make a logical or causal connection;

‘I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind’; ‘colligate these facts’; ‘I cannot relate these events at all’;

Linkverb

connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces;

‘Can you connect the two loudspeakers?’; ‘Tie the ropes together’; ‘Link arms’;

Linkverb

be or become joined or united or linked;

‘The two streets connect to become a highway’; ‘Our paths joined’; ‘The travelers linked up again at the airport’;

Linkverb

link with or as with a yoke;

‘yoke the oxen together’;

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