missing link

missing link
noun Date: 1851 1. an absent member needed to complete a series or resolve a problem 2. a. a hypothetical intermediate evolutionary form between humans and their presumed simian progenitors b. a hypothetical intermediate evolutionary form between one animal species or group and its presumed ancestors <
a missing link between reptiles and birds

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  • missing link — missing links N COUNT: usu sing The missing link in a situation is the piece of information or evidence that you need in order to make your knowledge or understanding of something complete. Here was the missing link between the claims that he had …   English dictionary

  • missing link — noun count a fact or piece of information that you need in order to have complete knowledge of something the missing link an early human being believed to have existed long ago and that was half APE and half human …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Missing link — (engl.), s. Fehlendes Glied …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • missing link — ► NOUN ▪ a hypothetical fossil form intermediate between humans and apes …   English terms dictionary

  • missing link — n. something necessary for completing a series; specif., an animal not yet found in the fossil record, that is an intermediate form of two animals, as such an animal coming between an ape and a human …   English World dictionary

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