Definition of missing link
1 : an absent member needed to complete a series or resolve a problem
2a : a hypothetical intermediate evolutionary form between humans and their presumed simian progenitorsb : a hypothetical intermediate evolutionary form between one animal species or group and its presumed ancestors a missing link between reptiles and birds
Examples of missing link in a sentence
Police are hopeful that the new evidence will provide the missing links needed to solve the crime.
scientists searching for the missing link
First Known Use of missing link
MISSING LINK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of missing link for English Language Learners
: 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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