|1.||the act of linking or the state of being linked|
|2.||a system of interconnected levers or rods for transmitting or regulating the motion of a mechanism|
|3.||electronics the product of the total number of lines of magnetic flux and the number of turns in a coil or circuit through which they pass|
|4.||genetics the occurrence of two genes close together on the same chromosome so that they are unlikely to be separated during crossing over and tend to be inherited as a single unit|
|5.||the fact of linking separate but related issues in the course of political negotiations|
linkage link·age (lĭng'kĭj)
An association between two or more genes such that the traits they control tend to be inherited together.