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noun British English pronunciation: linkage /ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a policy of connecting two or more issues by making agreement on one issue depend on agreement on another issue

    The document made no linkage between decommissioning and release of prisoners.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a connection made between two or more things

    We haven't found a linkage between the attacks.

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