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
Recent Examples of linkage from the Web
Airlines face challenges with their IT systems also due to linkages across their systems.
The huge Lee monument in New Orleans was unveiled on February 22, 1884, George Washington’s birthday, a linkage already laid deep as a kind of cornerstone of the Lost Cause tradition.
Vornik’s company has developed the DroneGun, which jams the GPS signal and radio linkages between the drone and its operator.
Health professionals can focus on the linkage between the vaccine and the measles.
But India is still inclined to view these relationships as without any linkages or networking which could trigger off alarm in Beijing.
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Definition of linkage for English Language Learners
: a connection or relationship between two or more things
: a part that connects two or more things
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