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Noun: linkage  ling-kij
  1. An associative relation
  2. (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)
    - gene linkage
  3. A mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
  4. The act of linking things together

Derived forms: linkages

Type of: attachment, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], fastening, hereditary pattern, inheritance, mechanical system

Encyclopedia: Linkage