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Definition of link rot

link rot

noun - uncountable

  • the breakage of links on the web as their targets disappear.
    We need to update our "Resources" page. It's suffering from link rot.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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