: marked by linkage and especially genetic linkage
linked genes
: having or provided with links
a linked list

Examples of linked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its shares are flattered by a local listing and relatively closely linked shareholder base. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2022 Money transferred from a PayPal account to a linked debit or credit card will make the funds available in the card's local currency. Brian Fung, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 One Nation, a nonprofit affiliated with Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, transferred $85 million in 2020 to a linked super PAC, which in turn paid One Nation for rent, salaries and other costs. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2022 The funds bolstered the suspicions of the American intelligence community that the Russians had offered money to Taliban militants and other linked associations. James Laporta, Fortune, 30 June 2020 The book focuses on two linked events that thrust them together. The Economist, 28 May 2020 Separately, FC Cincinnati's been known to remain linked with its assistant coaches across managerial tenures. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, 21 May 2020 In Sacramento, a giant red rabbit dives into a suitcase, filling the three-story atrium as visitors traverse linked escalators alongside its 56-foot-long body. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2020 Statewide, 93% of students in the class of 2019 who took three linked career-tech courses earned a diploma in four years. oregonlive, 24 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of linked was in the 15th century

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“Linked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linked. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: exhibiting genetic linkage : tending to be inherited together

Medical Definition


: marked by linkage and especially genetic linkage
linked genes
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