from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of linking.
- n. The condition of being linked.
- n. A connection or relation; an association.
- n. A negotiating policy of making agreement on one issue dependent on progress toward another objective.
- n. A system of interconnected machine elements, such as rods, springs, and pivots, used to transmit power or motion.
- n. Electricity A measure of the induced voltage in a circuit caused by a magnetic flux and equal to the flux times the number of turns in the coil that surrounds it.
- n. Genetics An association between two or more genes such that the traits they control tend to be inherited together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mechanical device that connects things.
- n. A connection or relation between things or ideas.
- n. The property of genes of being inherited together.
- n. A set of definitely related words for which no proto-language can be derived.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.
- n. Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.
- n. 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.
- n. Any object, factor, or relationship that creates a bond or association between two other objects.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of connected links; a combination of pieces pivoted together so as to turn about one another in parallel planes of rotation.
- n. The state of being linked together.
- n. a linkage which has one, two, etc., degrees of freedom more than a complete linkage.
- n. In chem., the hypothetical connection between two atoms. Same as bond, 11.
- n. In electricity, the product obtained by-multiplying the magnetic flux through a coil by the number of turns which the coil contains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an associative relation
- n. a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion
- n. the act of linking things together
- n. (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)
Now, the exact nature of this linkage is an interesting question ... but there it is.
No. One can conclude that the linkage is a rational interpretation, not contradicted by empirical evidence.
One can conclude that the linkage is a rational interpretation, not contradicted by empirical evidence.
I'm not going to explore what those consequences might be or whether the linkage is appropriate but instead want to focus on another implication inherent in the statement.
More recently, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group of 2006 noted what it described as the linkage between making progress in an Arab-Israeli peace process and U.S. success in emerging from Iraq.
Jay, thank you for your contributions — both in linkage and in commentage.
The way to break the employment/health care linkage is to allow associations to contract on the same basis that corporations do – across state lines without state mandates.
That linkage is acknowledged, but not explicitly questioned.
The linkage is an inference you've drawn all on your own, and it obviously bothers you a lot.
One medium where we can see this linkage is in textile work, the manual labor favored in many female Dominican houses.