connected

adjective

con·​nect·​ed kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce connected (audio)
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
connectedly adverb
connectedness noun

Examples of connected in a Sentence

a series of connected rooms
Recent Examples on the Web No suspect information has been released connected to that incident either. Nathan Pilling, Kansas City Star, 12 Apr. 2024 Hunter is well respected, well connected and tireless. Bob Holt, arkansasonline.com, 10 Apr. 2024 Health care remains rudimentary even on the better connected of the outer islands. Maahil Mohamed Elke Scholiers, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2024 In Montana, where lawmakers passed a first-of-its kind statewide TikTok ban, creators have been preparing to similarly use the technology to stay connected to their followers. Mack Degeurin, Popular Science, 3 Apr. 2024 As a result, workers are more connected than ever and often feel pressured to respond at all hours. Danielle Abril, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Through their adult lives, coffee played a big role in keeping them connected. Yuki Noguchi, NPR, 2 Apr. 2024 Carter said these disruptions can affect a child’s ability to trust and form attachments, stay connected to their siblings and keep up in school. Stephannie Stokes, ProPublica, 1 Apr. 2024 In the center is a circle that displays real-time traffic stats, the network name, CPU and RAM usage, and the number of connected clients. PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of connected was in 1712

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“Connected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connected. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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