AskDefine | Define linkage

Dictionary Definition



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) [syn: gene linkage]
3 a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
4 the act of linking things together

User Contributed Dictionary



link + -age


  1. A mechanical device that connects things.
    A linkage in my car's transmission is broken so I can't shift out of first gear.
  2. A connection or relation between things or ideas.
  3. The property of genes of being inherited together.
  4. A set of definitely related words for which no proto-language can be derived.


Derived terms


mechanical device that connects things
connection or relation between things or ideas
in genetics
in linguistics

Extensive Definition

Linkage generally means "the manner or style of being united", and can refer to:
  • Linkage is also a commonly used phrase in most instant message programs used to request a URL or hyperlink to a web location, particularly a hyperlink to a photo of a person, particularly on a social website such as facebook or myspace. It is used on some websites in place of a "link to us" (or similar) text.
  • Linkage, in addition to the above, is a popular game played on Wikipedia.
linkage in Hebrew: תאחיזה (פירושונים)

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