Definition of linkage in English:


Line breaks: link|age
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of linking or the state of being linked: there is no proof of linkage to a terrorist organization [count noun]: close linkages between private and public capital
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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