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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In practice, directors were traditionally very closely connected to one another, often serving on one another’s boards. Siri Terjesen, The Conversation, "Corporate boards are supposed to oversee companies but often turn a blind eye," 24 June 2019 There has always, of course, been a separate and unfair college-admissions system—and legal system—for the wealthy and well connected. Kevin Baker, Harper's magazine, "What We Do in the Shadows," 24 June 2019 Living in our connected tech culture can feel like a race going nowhere fast. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Retreating into silence is increasingly appealing…but where do you go?," 6 June 2019 Although Pauley Perrette is no longer part of the NCIS cast, the former star of the crime drama is still very connected to her fans through social media. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Former ‘NCIS’ Star Pauley Perrette Shared a Scary Selfie From the Hospital," 26 May 2019 Olivia Wilde: In my experience, the fear of going out and having fun, and having the chance to kind of be bad, was so connected to judgment. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Booksmart Cast Opens Up About Porn, the Patriarchy, and the Problem of Likability," 25 May 2019 But the default security often isn’t enough in today’s hyper-connected world. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft issues a rare Windows XP patch to combat a virulent WannaCry-like exploit in older OS versions," 14 May 2019 Surely my mother’s questions are more practical, more connected to pragmatic concerns, than mine, which are based on hallucinatory impressions of time and space. Leslie Kendall Dye, Longreads, "City on a Hill," 23 June 2018 Goldberger writes, distinguished by an intimacy that makes fans feel connected both to the game and to each other. Blair Kamin,, "Column: These fields of dreams aren’t in Iowa cornfields," 21 June 2019

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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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