con·​nect·​ed | \ kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce connected (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web But the people who were kind to others became happier and felt more connected to the world. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off," 2 July 2020 They the idea to connect each resident with a pen pal to help keep them connected to the community and the outside world. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Seniors Are Searching for Pen Pals to Keep Them Connected While Social Distancing," 30 June 2020 Because the sports are so closely connected yet with undeniable differences, when one series does something exciting, the attention naturally shifts to see how the other responds, Land said. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "IndyStar asked whether IndyCar or NASCAR was better and you ripped us for it," 29 June 2020 Loop the string around each stick until the square or rectangle is connected, and tie off tightly. Avery Hurt, National Geographic, "Take kids on a backyard safari," 26 June 2020 Unlike traditional robot vacuums, smart models may come equipped with cameras and voice functionality that are ideal for people who enjoy having connected homes. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "20 things from Best Buy that make aging in place easier," 25 June 2020 The two connected and began frequent discussions about other historically black colleges. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "How a billionaire helped thousands of minority-owned small businesses secure urgent aid in Washington," 25 June 2020 The keys have more of a connected feeling to some degree, as each keypress can lead to some vibrations. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Dell’s XPS 15 delivers huge value with a polished design and zippy performance," 24 June 2020 Another connected factor is the growth of litigation-finance firms, which invest in corporate legal disputes. WSJ, "Companies Are Paying a Lot More to Insure Their Directors and Officers," 21 June 2020

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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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“Connected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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