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Synonyms and Antonyms of connection

  1. 1 the fact or state of having something in common <the endless debate about the connection between crime and poverty> Synonyms affinity, association, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationship Related Words correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence Near Antonyms variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

  2. 2 a place where two or more things are united <there's a problem at the connection where the outside wire is hooked up to the inside wiring> Synonyms joint, coupling, join, joining, jointure, junction, junctureRelated Words link, nexus, tie; interconnection, intersection; abutment, articulation, attachment; seam, suture; concourse, confluence, meeting; unionNear Antonyms cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, gap, rift, separation

  3. 3 an acquaintance who has influence especially in the business or political world <I have a connection in Hollywood who might be able to get you a part in a movie> Synonyms contactRelated Words in, insider; big shot, bigwig, somebody, VIP; arbiter, arbitrator, conciliator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, interposer, mediator, middleman, peacemaker

  4. 4 the act or an instance of joining two or more things into one <that bridge is the only connection between the island and the mainland> Synonyms combination, combining, connecting, union, consolidation, coupling, junction, linking, merger, merging, unificationRelated Words agglomeration, amalgamation, blend, coalescence, commingling, compounding, fusion, intermingling, intermixture, mingling, mix, mixture, synthesis; reunification, reunionNear Antonyms detachment, divorcement, separation, severanceAntonyms breakup, disconnection, dissolution, disunion, division, parting, partition, schism, scission, split

  5. 5 the fact or state of being pertinent <that last comment of yours has no connection with what we've been talking about for the last hour> Synonyms applicability, bearing, pertinence, materiality, relevance, relevancyRelated Words appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessNear Antonyms inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability; insignificance; meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessAntonyms extraneousness, inapplicability, irrelevance, irrelevancy

  6. 6 the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) <in a truly secular society there is no connection between church and state> Synonyms affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, association, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, unionRelated Words business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, leagueNear Antonyms breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangementAntonyms disaffiliation, dissociation

  7. 7 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay <enjoyed self-employment and never wanted a connection with a big company> Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, capacity, job, function, place, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

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