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interlock

(int′ĕr-lok″)
In biomedical engineering and computer science, a forcing function that prevents a user from undertaking certain actions while other potentially redundant or conflicting services are being used.
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Viewed from the intercorporate perspective they are 'interlockers', linking boards.
The 'inner circle' of interlockers is, literally, a circle.
The central person in the interpersonal network is the person who sits on both boards that have a number of other interlockers on them.