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1. a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
2. a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain. 1 link of a Gunter's chain is equal to 7.92 inches, and of an engineer's chain to 1 foot
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The part of a building addition that connects to an existing building; often recessed from the facade and sometimes constructed of different materials, when the style of the addition is not similar to the existing building.
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(civil engineering)
A standardized part of a surveyor's chain, which is 7.92 inches (20.1168 centimeters) in the Gunter's chain and 1 foot (30.48 centimeters) in the engineer's chain.
(communications)
General term used to indicate the existence of communications facilities between two points.
(computer science)
(design engineering)
One of the rings of a chain.
A connecting piece in the moving parts of a machine.
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(1) In communications, a line, channel or circuit over which data are transmitted.

(2) An address that points to a Web page or other file (image, video, PDF, etc.) on a Web server. Links reside on Web pages, in email messages and word processing documents as well as any other document type that supports hypertext and URL addressing. See URL and hypertext.

(3) In data management, a pointer embedded within a record that refers to data or the location of data in another record.

(4) In programming, a call to another program or subroutine.
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Local Involvement Networks: Learning From the Early Adopter Programme Final Report.
Local involvement networks (LINKs) are independent bodies that have been set up in each local authority in England to: * Ask residents what they think about local health and adult social care services.
More than 2,000 times, according to data to raise awareness of 150 Local Involvement Networks, which gather opinions on health and social care services.
It also scraps patients forums and instead puts a duty on councils to involve people in the commissioning and provision of local health services through local involvement networks.
GATESHEAD LINK was delighted to see that the excellent work of Local Involvement Networks (Links) was recently highlighted in the Evening Chronicle by Helen Rae's article, Health and Social Care Networking (August 1).
LINKING UP TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES LOCAL involvement networks - or LINks - are giving people a voice to bring about changes they think are needed in health and social care services.
Local HealthWatch will be created by developing the role of existing LINks (Local Involvement Networks).
As part of the implementation, more staff received intervention and advice training across health, social care and education while awareness of the service was promoted through local involvement networks, overview scrutiny committees, community and voluntary sector groups, and MPs.
New legislation establishing Local Involvement Networks has just come into force.
Brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Healthwatch is a local forum to replace Local Involvement Networks which cease in April 2013.
Local involvement networks - or LINks - are giving people a stronger voice to bring about changes they think are needed in health and social care services.
The Government announced in July that Patient and Public Involvement in Health (PPI) Forums, which are made up of volunteers, will be abolished in 2007 and replaced with Local Involvement Networks.

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