• WordNet 3.6
    • n linkage the act of linking things together
    • n linkage a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
    • n 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)
    • n linkage an associative relation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Linkage (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.
    • Linkage Any object, factor, or relationship that creates a bond or association between two other objects.
    • Linkage (Chem) Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.
    • Linkage The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.
    • Linkage (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n linkage A system of connected links; a combination of pieces pivoted together so as to turn about one another in parallel planes of rotation. Sometimes the meaning is extended to embrace cases where the motions are not in parallel planes; and such a linkage is termed a solid, as opposed to a plane, linkage.
    • n linkage The state of being linked together.
    • n linkage a linkage which has one, two, etc., degrees of freedom more than a complete linkage.
    • n linkage In chem., the hypothetical connection between two atoms. Same as bond, 11.
    • n linkage In electricity, the product obtained by-multiplying the magnetic flux through a coil by the number of turns which the coil contains.
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  • Charles Wright
    Charles Wright
    “It's linkage I'm talking about, and harmonies and structures, And all the various things that lock our wrists to the past.”


In literature:

They admit linkage; they can be attached externally, but they leave the aggregate as they went into it.
"A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson" by Edouard le Roy
There's a certain sex-linkage to telepathy, as you probably know.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
If the carbon chain contains one or more double linkages we get the "flowery" perfumes.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Straight linkage, no interpreter in the middle.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
There is more than metaphor in such a comparison; there is the linkage of the immanent idea.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
Shall I drop the linkage?
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
The linkage fairly snapped together and shrank instantaneously to a point.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Be careful of those linkages on the turbine pumps.
"Tight Squeeze" by Dean Charles Ing
Right now, Puss and I are going to see what's wrong with the control linkages on Number Two.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Five hundred miles away Claerten chuckled, and the linkage of minds transmitted the amusement to Jonas.
"Wizard" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
Then Farnsworth's voice came over the linkage.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Richard Roberts with the linkage.
"Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt" by Eugene S. Ferguson
Now comes this horrible linkage with a miserable brute to either shock and confound him or to degrade him.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
In these masterpieces one may find that unbroken sequence and linkage of incident and result which mark the ideal tale.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
By means of linkage experiments it was shown that at least three factors were present that modified the wings.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
Another question to which he devoted much attention was that of obtaining rectilinear motion by linkage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Its only linkage is with reactions actually made by you in response to the real object.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Also, radio and computer linkages were interrupted.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
The numerical results can be handled in precisely the same way as are other linkage results.
"Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
The linkage between deposits and trade is definite, causal, positive, statistically demonstrable.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

In news:

2003 Hummer H2 And Sandrail Throttle Linkage .
The flamed throttle linkage is also a one-off DeBerti piece, designed and built in-house.
Establishing Linkage The Central American land bridge created a treasure-trove of species.
New Linkage, Overall Refinement Transform Cat 950K.
Linkage lessens load of damper installation.
Call it the mother of all linkages.
Shop manual, auto tranny and linkage parts included.
Shutdown of Souplantation after E. Coli linkage illustrates variability of closures.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair offered Obama "heartfelt" congratulations in a statement that was laced with attempts to draw political linkages between his party and the US president.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair offered Obama "heartfelt" congratulations in a statement that was laced with attempts to draw political linkages between his party and the US president.
New Products Handling Classic Performance Steering Linkage.
"These techniques have the potential to identify rare mutations in families or patients in whom linkage analysis cannot be performed and to identify rare variants with moderate-to-strong effects in complex diseases," the study authors wrote.
That allowed Enzo to proceed with a new patent-infringement suit in the Connecticut district court, with Life Technologies arguing in response that it used a linkage group that "substantially" interferes with hybridization.
I look for some linkage between shareholder returns and compensation, although returns are certainly not the only way to measure performance.
The study also found that while the vast majority of companies say they pay executives for performance, only about six in 10 have actually conducted a pay-for -performance analysis to demonstrate this linkage.

In science:

Therefore, the Makefile for the production of this library has to be enhanced by the different ob jects from every process in order to make the linkage as easy as possible.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
However, I will also spend some time to explain some of the specialties of GR, like the absence of a point-particle concept and the non-trivial linkage between the field equations and the e quations of motion for matter.
Close encounters of black holes
This characterization is based on the idea of optimization using set functions defined as minimum values of linkages between a set and the elements from the set complement.
Quasi-concave functions on antimatroids
Let a set function F defined as a minimum of a monotone linkage function π .
Quasi-concave functions on antimatroids
Therefore, G(X ) ≤ F (X ), and, hence, F = G, i.e. F (X ) = minx∈Γ(X ) πF (x, X ), where πF is a monotone linkage function.
Quasi-concave functions on antimatroids
Theorem 2.2 Let F (X ) = minx∈Γ(X ) πF (x, X ) for a monotone linkage function π on a k-truncated antimatroid (E , F ).
Quasi-concave functions on antimatroids
At first, prove that π is a monotone linkage function.
Quasi-concave functions on antimatroids
With this linkage we have YT 6= YU only when the reassignment is made which occurs with probability O(k−1 ln2 k).
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Note that for a given network size N the link capacity does not depend on the linkage probability Cm (p) = const (classical ideal gases reveal the analogous behavior CV (T ) = const).
Fluctuation-dissipation relations for complex networks
It contains material that will be used to obtain the linkage results, but it can be read independently from the rest of the article.
A generalized Gaeta's Theorem
Finally, we wish to emphasize that determinantal schemes are in general not licci, i.e. they do not belong to the CI-linkage class of a complete intersection.
A generalized Gaeta's Theorem
Structural features that are desirable include two-dimensional extended sheets or clusters with controllable linkage, or both.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
To motivate our final conjecture, we again turn to the linkage between expansion of a graph G and dependencies in its adjacency matrix A(G).
On the Rank of Random Sparse Matrices
First, let us see that this is related to a very classical topic in geometry, the study of linkages.
What is a superrigid subgroup?
Construct a linkage with four vertices (or “joints”) A, B , C, D by putting together two different triangles ABC and BCD with the same base BC , as in Figure 1(a).
What is a superrigid subgroup?