con·​nect·​ed | \ kə-ˈnek-təd \

Definition of connected

1 : joined or linked together
2 : having the parts or elements logically linked together presented a thoroughly connected view of the problem
3 : related by blood or marriage
4 : having social, professional, or commercial relationships a well-connected lawyer
5 of a set : having the property that any two of its points can be joined by a line completely contained in the set also : incapable of being separated into two or more closed disjoint subsets

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Other Words from connected

connectedly adverb
connectedness noun

Examples of connected in a Sentence

a series of connected rooms

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But consider how popular such devices as smart speakers and connected thermostats and lights are today. Popular Mechanics, "The Death of the Internet," 7 Feb. 2019 Here’s the work-around: TBS and TNT subscribers can watch the SAG Awards live through the networks’ websites, mobile apps (iOS, Android), and connected device apps (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Watch the 2019 SAG Awards Online," 25 Jan. 2019 The sale is further complicated because the building is connected to critical subterranean Metro infrastructure. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro seeks buyer for downtown D.C. headquarters," 12 July 2018 Staying connected with your loved one, their communities and care partners is crucial for everyone’s well-being. Veronica Mitchell,, "Ask Veronica — Accepting the truth about dementia-fueled outbursts," 2 July 2018 An elegant way to text People feeling overwhelmed by their array of connected devices can invest up to $700 on another device meant to feel more artisanal. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "CES 2019: Some TVs disappear, others quadruple screen resolution," 7 Jan. 2019 Swarm Technologies is a fairly new player in the space field, with hopes of eventually sending up to 100 satellites into orbit to beam global internet coverage to Earth for connected devices. Loren Grush, The Verge, "FCC slams spaceflight company with $900,000 fine over illegal satellite launch," 20 Dec. 2018 Amazon has made home automation a major focus because of the success of its Echo family of products, which allow users to control thermostats, surveillance cameras and other connected devices using voice commands. Nick Wingfield, New York Times, "Amazon Buys Ring, Maker of Smart Home Products," 27 Feb. 2018 Netflix has said in the past that the overwhelming majority of its views come from people watching on connected TVs, and Jumpshot’s data doesn’t measure that behavior. Rani Molla, Recode, "Here are some of the most popular shows on Netflix — which may be leaving Netflix soon," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of connected

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of connected was in 1712

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English Language Learners Definition of connected

: joined or linked together
: having useful social, professional, or commercial relationships

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