Definition of missing link
- a missing link between reptiles and birds
Police are hopeful that the new evidence will provide the missing links needed to solve the crime.
scientists searching for the missing link
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: something that you do not have and that you need to complete a series or to solve a problem
the missing link : a kind of animal that was in some ways like an ape and in some ways like a human being and that is thought to have existed in the past but has not been discovered
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