Meaning – The term link, refers to the combination of the link connection (the transmission medium) and two link stations, one at each end of the link connection. A link connection can be shared among multiple links in a multipoint or token-ring configuration.
The term link may also refer to the act of interconnecting items of data or portions of one or more computer programs: for example, the linking of object programs by a linkage editor, linking of data items by pointers.
Example of usage – “When a link is applied to an image, the link tag encapsulates, or surrounds the image tag. Since the image tag is nested inside the link tag, the image itself becomes a link.”