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Linkage

Link´age   Pronunciation: lĭņk´ãj; 48
n.1.The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.
2.(Chem.) Manner of linking or of being linked; - said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.
3.(Geom.) 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.
4.Any object, factor, or relationship that creates a bond or association between two other objects.
5.(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.
Noun1.linkage - an associative relation
2.linkage - (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)
Synonyms: gene linkage
3.linkage - a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
4.linkage - the act of linking things together
accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, alliance, approximation, articulation, assemblage, association, bond, bracketing, closeness, clustering, combination, communication, concatenation, concourse, concurrence, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, copulation, coupling, dealings, deduction, disjunction, filiation, gathering, homology, hookup, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, intimacy, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, knotting, liaison, link, linking, marriage, meeting, merger, merging, mutual attraction, nearness, pairing, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, similarity, splice, symbiosis, sympathy, tie, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union, yoking
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