Definitions for "Linked object"
An OLE object may be linked as opposed to embedded. For a link, the container merely saves the actual filename, as opposed to the whole file.
An object that represents or provides access to another object that resides in another location in the same container or in a different container. See also link.
Information contained in a source file and inserted in a destination file that maintains a connection between the two files; after linking, changes made in the source object will be reflected in the destination object (see "Embedded object").
Keywords:  pointer, file, another, data, reference
a pointer to data in another file
a reference from the form to a file
a reference, or link, to data shared by a server application and a client