Simple Definition of linkage
: a connection or relationship between two or more things
: a part that connects two or more things
Full Definition of linkage
2 : the quality or state of being linked; especially : the relationship between genes on the same chromosome that causes them to be inherited together — compare mendel's law 2
3 : a system of links; especially : a system of links or bars which are jointed together and more or less constrained by having a link or links fixed and by means of which straight or nearly straight lines or other point paths may be traced
4 : link 2b
5 : the tactic in diplomatic negotiations of linking often unrelated issues so that progress in one area is dependent on agreement in another
Examples of linkage
linkages between population growth and disease
<the accountants noticed a linkage between the two supposedly independent companies>
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