linkage

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noun link·age \ˈliŋ-kij\

Definition of linkage

  1. 1 :  the manner or style of being united: such asa :  the manner in which atoms or radicals are linked in a moleculeb :  bond 3c

  2. 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. 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. 4 :  link 2b

  5. 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

  1. linkages between population growth and disease

  2. the accountants noticed a linkage between the two supposedly independent companies

1874

First Known Use of linkage

1874


LINKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

linkage

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noun link·age \ˈliŋ-kij\

Definition of linkage for English Language Learners

  • : a connection or relationship between two or more things

  • : a part that connects two or more things


Medical Dictionary

linkage

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noun link·age \ˈliŋ-kij\

Medical Definition of linkage

  1. 1:  the manner in which atoms or radicals are connected by chemical bonds in a molecule

  2. 2:  the relationship between genes on the same chromosome that causes them to be inherited together—compare mendel's law 2



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