Definition of linkage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliNGkij/


1The action of linking or the state of being linked.
Example sentences
  • The chapters do vary significantly, however, in the depth of analysis and the strength of linkage to the central premises of the research.
  • Through the voices of the villagers, many of whom trace their linkage to the old Chipko movement, the film tries to understand the revolution.
  • During the meeting he demanded its detachment from any linkage to the death of the five young men.
1.1A system of links: a complex linkage of nerves
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  • Instead of complex linkages and levers, this one keys right on the trigger bar and a small protrusion pushes the firing - pin stop up.
  • The drive elements enable both linear and rotational motion through fully sealed linkages.
  • The free sliding experiments suggest that mechanical linkages between the doublets prevent free sliding in an intact axoneme.
1.2The linking of different issues in political negotiations.
Example sentences
  • European Union officials have assured their American counterparts that the political agenda linkage is critical to the overall package.
  • A Russian trade official insisted Monday that there was no linkage between the two issues.
  • The Bush administration backed off its previous position insisting on linkage.
1.3 Genetics The tendency of groups of genes on the same chromosome to be inherited together.
Example sentences
  • The power to detect a significant linkage is examined on the basis of 1000 replicates.
  • Unless a mapping population is very large, it is difficult to detect repulsion linkages between simplex markers in polyploids.
  • Only the presence of genetic linkage was examined.

Words that rhyme with linkage

shrinkage, sinkage

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Syllabification: link·age

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