[ ling-kij ]
/ ˈlɪŋ kɪdʒ /


Origin of linkage

First recorded in 1870–75; link1 + -age


non·link·age, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for linkage

British Dictionary definitions for linkage

/ (ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ) /


the act of linking or the state of being linked
a system of interconnected levers or rods for transmitting or regulating the motion of a mechanism
electronics the product of the total number of lines of magnetic flux and the number of turns in a coil or circuit through which they pass
genetics the occurrence of two genes close together on the same chromosome so that they are unlikely to be separated during crossing over and tend to be inherited as a single unit
the fact of linking separate but related issues in the course of political negotiations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for linkage

[ lĭngkĭj ]


An association between two or more genes such that the traits they control tend to be inherited together.
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