What does linkage mean?

Definitions for linkage
ˈlɪŋ kɪdʒlink·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linkage(noun)

    an associative relation

  2. linkage, gene linkage(noun)

    (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. linkage(noun)

    a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion

  4. linkage(noun)

    the act of linking things together


  1. Linkage(n.)

    Any object, factor, or relationship that creates a bond or association between two other objects.

  2. Linkage(n.)

    Specifically: (Genetics) The proximity of two or more genes on the genome of an organism that causes those genes to be inherited, transferred, or moved together with a frequency greater than for genes not associated. The linkage is a continuous variable, and is inversely related to the distance between genes on the genome.


  1. linkage(Noun)

    A mechanical device that connects things.

  2. linkage(Noun)

    A connection or relation between things or ideas.

  3. linkage(Noun)

    The property of genes of being inherited together.

  4. linkage(Noun)

    A set of definitely related words for which no proto-language can be derived.

  5. Origin: link + -age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linkage(noun)

    the act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links

  2. Linkage(noun)

    manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule

  3. Linkage(noun)

    a system of straight lines or bars, fastened together by joints, and having certain of their points fixed in a plane. It is used to describe straight lines and curves in the plane


  1. Linkage

    A mechanical linkage is an assembly of bodies connected to manage forces and movement. The movement of a body, or link, is studied using geometry so the link is considered to be rigid. The connections between links are modeled as providing ideal movement, pure rotation or sliding for example, and are called joints. A linkage modeled as a network of rigid links and ideal joints is called a kinematic chain. Linkages may be constructed from open chains, closed chains, or a combination of open and closed chains. Each link in a chain is connected by a joint to one or more other links. Thus, a kinematic chain can be modeled as a graph in which the links are paths and the joints are vertices, which is called a linkage graph. The movement of an ideal joint is generally associated with a subgroup of the group of Euclidean displacements. The number of parameters in the subgroup is called the degrees of freedom of the joint. Mechanical linkages are usually designed to transform a given input force and movement into a desired output force and movement. The ratio of the output force to the input force is known as the mechanical advantage of the linkage, while the ratio of the input speed to the output speed is known as the speed ratio. The speed ratio and mechanical advantage are defined so they yield the same number in an ideal linkage.

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How to say linkage in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linkage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linkage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of linkage in a Sentence

  1. Alison Parker:

    It is a mental health issue, but there's a linkage there between guns and mental health. And there's got to be some kind of protocol established so that we keep people from getting guns.

  2. Mark Rodrigues:

    There's linkage between cash and FX swaps and futures, but it's very imprecise right now, if we have data standards and distributed ledgers, you could eliminate a tremendous amount of capital reserves and risk capital that get used up in this process right now.

  3. Benjamin Burroughs:

    There are no longitudinal studies that show a link between violence and video games, certainly, there is no linkage to gun violence.

  4. Tom Sanders:

    It is already well known that within this cohort there were marked differences in health according to their social position, with the higher grades of civil servants having better health and the lowest grades having the worst health, what we don't know is anything about the nutritional quality of the diets and the linkage of dietary choice with other aspects of lifestyle such as smoking and alcohol intake.

  5. William Dudley:

    I see a linkage between pressure on labor market resources and my confidence in inflation.

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