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linkage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlinkagelink‧age /ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ/ AWL noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]CONNECTED WITH formal a link2(1)linkage between 🔊 the linkage between wages and prices2 [countable, uncountable]CONNECTED WITH a system of links or connections3 [singular, uncountable]CONNECTED WITH a condition in a political or business agreement by which one country or company agrees to do something, only if the other promises to do something in return
Examples from the Corpus
linkageFlight Controls Ailerons, rudder and elevator driven by twin hydraulic servo-actuators, and push-pull rod linkage.Such linkages facilitate business transactions and partly offset differences of interests between, say, manufacturers and banks.The linkage is tight and the space between the doors is a few inches.The linkage of wisdom with power can hardly have escaped a student-prince.The four cylinder diesel units will interchange with the four cylinder petrols with suitable pipework and wiring and throttle linkage.
From Longman Business Dictionarylinkagelink‧age /ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ/ noun1[uncountable]COMMERCE a condition or restriction in a political or business agreement in which one country or company will only agree to do something if the other promises to do something in returnU.S. officials reject linkage as contrary to the WTO’s aim of free trade.2[countable, uncountable] formal a connectionlinkage with/betweenThere no longer seems to be a very precise linkage between the two interest rates.3[countable, uncountable]COMMERCE an agreement between two companies, countries etc to work togetherlinkage with/betweencalls for greater linkage with and support for local firmsAmericans are suspicious of linkages between public schools and employers.
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