Meaning of “linkage” in the English Dictionary

"linkage" in American English

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linkagenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈlɪŋ·kɪdʒ/

a connection, or the action of connecting:

[ C ] There’s a direct linkage between cultural values and the way people live.

(Definition of “linkage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"linkage" in Business English

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linkagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ/ us

the existence or forming of a connection between two or more things so that one thing happening or changing depends on the other thing happening or changing:

linkage between sth (and sth) He concludes that strong linkage between performance and reward will attract better workers.
Can we make a causal linkage between the advertising campaign and recent sales figures?

a connection between two things, organizations, etc.:

The new design sticks to the conventional direct linkage of cables and hydraulic pipes.
linkage between/with sth The linkage between the academic community and the private sector has really been the cornerstone of their success.
The marketing team has close linkages with the team responsible for design.

(Definition of “linkage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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