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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To let people see just how connected those two different disciplines are. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit," 12 July 2018 Some are concerned that the ferry will speed up tenant displacement in one of the Bay Area’s least costly places to rent that is connected to a BART station. Rachel Swan,, "Soon-to-open Richmond ferry terminal could revive shoreline, usher in gentrification," 5 July 2018 How closely connected to Marchesa is Weinstein, really? Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Does Harvey Weinstein Profit From a Marchesa Comeback?," 10 June 2018 Co-founder Celia Crossett said one asset for startups in Alaska is how connected the community is. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Report: Alaska’s recession doesn’t seem to have dampened startup activity," 28 May 2018 The victim was white, glamorous and supremely well connected. Margalit Fox,, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, barrier-breaking lawyer, 104," 23 May 2018 Kate's bridesmaids were all connected to William's side of the family and included his cousin, Lady Louise Windsor, now 13. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Harry & Meghan's Wedding Ceremony Was Way Less Traditional than Will & Kate's," 20 May 2018 My hair was innately connected to my idea of femininity and prettiness. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "How Embracing My Natural Hair Made Me Who I Am Today," 16 May 2018 Physiologically, smell is so connected with memory. National Geographic, "This Artist Managed to Bottle the Scent of a Person," 10 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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one that holds something together

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