connected

adjective
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

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Electric motorcycle purveyor Zero unveiled the newest addition to its slate of connected bikes on Monday, and the SR/F is certainly a testament to the growing relationship between automobiles and operating systems. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Zero's New SR/F Electric Motorcycle Charges as Fast as Your Cell Phone," 25 Feb. 2019 De Groesbeeck was a member of a noble family connected to the powerful Prince-Bishopric of Liège, once an affluent buffer state between the Holy Roman Empire and the Low Countries. WSJ, "A Belgian Castle With a Heroic Past," 13 Feb. 2019 The streaming devices are about the length of your index finger and the width of two fingers, making them lightweight and nearly invisible when sitting on an entertainment console while connected to a TV. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "New Roku Premiere devices make 4K HDR streaming as affordable as $39," 24 Sep. 2018 So far, the CDC reports there have been 60 cases of salmonella in five states connected to the outbreak, 31 of which have required hospitalization. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Ate Some Melon Recently? Here Are the Salmonella Symptoms to Watch Out For," 11 June 2018 After 15 years of investigation by people closely connected to Bonham, maybe the best thing anyone can hope for is a fresh set of eyes. CBS News, "Unsolved murder case is the talk of small Texas town 16 years later," 19 May 2018 Facebook commissions annual research on the number of connected people. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "What Happened to Facebook's Grand Plan to Wire the World?," 17 May 2018 Hacking a connected device at 35,000 feet wouldn't be easy as breaching an airline's website, but the vulnerability of networked cameras in general remains. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Two Major Airlines Admit to Undisclosed Cameras in Aircraft Entertainment Systems," 22 Feb. 2019 But with the Armenian diaspora, the dancing, which continued as a way to keep connected to the old country, became even more individualistic, Rapkievian says, noting that the dances were further influenced by the host countries. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of connected

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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connected

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of connected

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

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