linkage linkage  /ˈlɪŋ kədʒ/


  1. (n) an associative relation
  2. (n) (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
  3. (n) a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
  4. (n) the act of linking things together


  1. From the first time I heard that he referred to his grandmother as 'Toot,' I felt a profound linkage to this man.
  2. Today we're seeing another improbable linkage.
  3. In industry terms, the claim is more hope than reality since there is no electronic linkage between NTA's affiliated stations.


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    The Sommet 1 is part of the Vitus enduro/all-mountain range and, at £2,399.99/US$2,950.59, is the more expensive brother of the Sommet 2. The 1's frame has a slack angled, tapered head tube and includes ISCG mounts and a top tube mounted swing link for the four-bar linkage rear suspension. The 142x12mm dropouts are replaceable. There's no seatstay bridge, which should help with mud clearance ...
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  1. "There was never a linkage between any other issue and the Scottish government's decision about al-Megrahi's future," said Brown.
    on Sep 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "They have continued to aggressively pursue nuclear weapons, in terms of their efforts to enrich uranium to produce fissile materials so they can build a bomb," Cheney said. "One of the things I worry about most is that linkage between a...
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Gone was the hectoring, like when he said in May in clear opposition to Netanyahu's position that "if there is a linkage between Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, I personally believe it actually runs the other way. To the extent that...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Jerusalem Post

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