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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In a nutshell, OFDMA allows an access point to offer each connected client device one or more Resource Unit (RU). Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained," 27 Nov. 2018 There’s the ability to save up to eight pairings and quickly switch between connected devices with buttons on the right earcup. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "Dolby Dimension review: headphones for your home," 14 Nov. 2018 That Samsung already understands how to ensure that hundreds of millions of connected devices function properly and effectively is a significant advantage. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "The Coming Battle Over the Car Cockpit," 12 Nov. 2018 Portal also won’t be able to replace other connected devices, at least at first. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Will people trust Facebook enough to put its new smart speaker in their homes?," 8 Oct. 2018 Through its Capsule and 2net platforms, Qualcomm Life gets data from connected medical devices -- both inside and outside of hospitals and medical clinics -- to doctors and electronic medical records systems. Mike Freeman,, "Amid cost cuts, Qualcomm eyes partial sale of health tech subsidiary Qualcomm Life," 21 June 2018 And by attacking the public API in Google's connected devices, an hacker could trigger Google Home and Chromecast restarts at will. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack," 19 June 2018 When your router is compromised, a hacker can inflict damage, not just on the router itself, but on every connected device running on your network. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers," 18 May 2018 Amazon has Alexa in some 12,000 connected devices, compared to 5,000 for Google and just 194 for Apple's Siri, says, a website that focuses on voice computing. Jefferson Graham, ajc, "Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant were asked 150 questions. Here's who got the most right," 9 May 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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