from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To join (adjacent chains of a polymer or protein) by creating covalent bonds.
- n. A chemical bond or link created by cross-linking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a link between adjacent chains of a polymer
- v. to form such a link
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a covalent bond that links two chains of atoms, or two sections of one chain, in a polymeric molecule; the cross-link is created by a third bond in a monomer unit in addition to the two bonds forming the polymeric chain; -- a cross-link may be internal to a single chain, rather than between two otherwise unlinked chains. Called also cross-linkage.
- transitive v. to create cross links in; -- of polymeric molecules.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
- v. join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
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One search devolves into a myriad of cross-link sites for a video game, and another search lists links of knitters 'blogs about an inability to finish objects once they get on the needles.
Figure I should cross-link this post at Ars, since my modal political geek reader probably cares more than my modal tech geek reader about my picking a fight with Michael Lind.
Back here in Austin, Ms. Zanotti was coaxing her audience to establish networks, to cross-link, to join together as communities to act as watchdogs.
Sugar triggers a process called glycosylation, which causes collagen to cross-link, with the result that the skin becomes stiff, inflexible, and discolored.
There was a cross-link between the Glass Teddy Bear gift shop vandalisms and the Dodo case, in that Hank Murray, manager of the Busquash Mall, lived in Carew and, when he had the time, served as a Gentleman Walker.
Especially since you can cross-link the page on your other profiles and on your paper resume.
If you want me to cross-link to any of your work in exchange, let me know.
+ It allows you to cross-link different reviews from your blog and bring back some oldies but goodies.
But - Open Social is nothing except a widget standard until it lets me cross-link my LJ graph with my Linked In graph.
Instead of stretching out in a chain, modified cornstarch molecules cross-link to one another.