Linkage Link"age (l[i^][ng]k"[asl]j; 48), n. 1. The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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

5. 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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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