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 in a sentence
linkages between population growth and disease
<the accountants noticed a linkage between the two supposedly independent companies>
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