Definition of linkage in English:

linkage

noun

  • 1The action of linking or the state of being linked.

    • ‘There will also be linkage to the town centre from the Industrial Estate to facilitate workers at lunchtime.’
    • ‘The textile sector presents good opportunity for us to spur growth and combat poverty because of its vertical linkage to agriculture.’
    • ‘So, we shouldn't allow this subtle linkage to Gilgamesh to distract from a proper consideration of paleosols.’
    • ‘But all the electronics machines were second-hand products and have no linkage to the Internet.’
    • ‘We have stated that the linkage exists, but we have not fleshed it out in specific terms.’
    • ‘Countless social standards, now fundamental to our culture, have direct linkage to wartime necessities.’
    • ‘But if linkage to the physical world adds reality to an idea, how can he claim that the idea, which is not material, is what redeems British efficiency?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Community members formed strong linkages with the schools, sharing staff, and building resources and expertise.’
    • ‘Samples taken from the crime scene have been sent to forensic laboratories for analysis to ascertain any linkage to the crime.’
    • ‘The chapters do vary significantly, however, in the depth of analysis and the strength of linkage to the central premises of the research.’
    • ‘It was a memorable sermon, lacking any clear outline or notable linkage to the Scripture readings.’
    • ‘The databank used standardised diagnostic criteria during the study and linkage to the individual original obstetric case notes.’
    • ‘The IMF presenter demonstrated a strong linkage between the level of per capita GDP and the poverty rate.’
    • ‘The one thing both sides agree on is that the road would have a major impact on the Eastern Cape landscape insofar as it would dramatically improve access and linkage to the region.’
    • ‘Queensland is focused on establishing linkages that provide a basis for long-term trade relationships.’
    • ‘Any clear linkage to the power and prestige of the central palatial authority would have conferred distinction.’
    • ‘All the elements will need clear linkage to each other through regular meetings, information technology, and shared protocols.’
    • ‘Help us articulate the complexity, responsibility, and accountability of command and its direct linkage to our success as a military profession.’
    interrelationship, interrelatedness, intertextuality, interconnectedness, connection, linkage, cohesion, coherence
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    1. 1.1A system of links.
      ‘a complex linkage of nerves’
      • ‘After years of searching for the ideal point at which to attach the suspension linkage to a frame, the gearheads concluded that their sweet spot didn't exist.’
      • ‘Our simulator calculates the forces on the runners and those that are transmitted through the steering linkage to the drivers' hands.’
      • ‘The free sliding experiments suggest that mechanical linkages between the doublets prevent free sliding in an intact axoneme.’
      • ‘On inspection it was found that everything in the recently developed transmission was operating perfectly, the jamming in fourth gear traced to the mating of the standard gear linkage to the new gearbox.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2The linking of different issues in political negotiations.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This formal linkage is, however, by no means a guarantee that further changes will be made to the CAP to remove its persistent elements of protection.’
    3. 1.3Genetics
      The tendency of groups of genes on the same chromosome to be inherited together.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The remaining 24 progeny were tested only at marker loci on chromosomes showing significant linkage to the tumor multiplicity phenotype.’
      • ‘However, tight linkage of separate genes cannot be ruled out.’
      • ‘The power to detect a significant linkage is examined on the basis of 1000 replicates.’

Pronunciation:

linkage

/ˈliNGkij/