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Dictionary Definition

connection

Noun

1 a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare" [syn: connexion, connectedness] [ant: unconnectedness]
2 the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable" [syn: link, connectedness] [ant: disjunction]
3 an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers" [syn: connexion, connector, connecter, connective]
4 (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"
5 the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association" [syn: association, connexion]
6 a connecting shape [syn: connexion, link]
7 a supplier (especially of narcotics)
8 shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta" [syn: connexion]
9 the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet" [syn: joining, connexion]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From connexion < connexio "a conclusion, binding together" < connectō, an alternative spelling of cōnectō "I bind together" < compound of co- "together" and nectō "I bind"

Noun

  1. The act of connecting.
  2. The point at which two or more things are connected.
  3. A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
  4. An established telephone call.

Translations

act of connecting
point at which two or more things are joined
feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people
an established telephone call

Extensive Definition

Connection, Connected, Connectivity, or Connexion may refer to:
Connections may refer to:
Connexion or Connexxion may refer to:
Connect may refer to:
Connected may refer to:
connection in Chuvash: Çыхăну
connection in Danish: Forbindelse
connection in German: Anschluss
connection in French: Connexion
connection in Hungarian: Kapcsolat
connection in Dutch: Aansluiting
connection in Russian: Связь

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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