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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Killing Boulis drew the attention of federal investigators and exposed the fraud and led to the downfall of Kidan’s politically connected business partner, Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Rafael Olmeda,, "New trial ordered for convicted killer in Gus Boulis murder," 7 June 2018 President Bill Clinton pardoned his half brother, Roger Clinton; Marc Rich, the politically connected financier; and Susan McDougal, a former business partner who went to prison rather than testify against him in the Whitewater inquiry. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Trump Wields Pardon Pen to Confront Justice System," 31 May 2018 And Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a presidential and politically connected family, was born. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Riley: Let's learn from the lessons Barbara Bush left behind," 20 Apr. 2018 Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval - who defeated politically connected GOP incumbent Tracy Winkler to win that job in 2016 - is now seeking Chabot's seat. Sabrina Eaton,, "Democrats targeting six Ohio congressional seats," 13 Apr. 2018 Managing stress, diet and activity are all connected to positive outcomes from cancer treatment. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new Integrative Medicine program includes activity as a part of treatment," 7 Sep. 2018 On the plus side, Serena is far more tender and physically connected to Holly/Nicole than Naomi Putnam was with Charlotte/Angela. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 12 Recap: 15 Reactions to 'Postpartum'," 4 July 2018 Ramsey, who resigned from the university and foundation under pressure in 2016, claims the foundation should cover his legal expenses because the case is connected to his work there. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "University of Louisville: Ramsey rich enough to pay his own court fees," 8 June 2018 Holland also ran an escort business, but officials have not said if that was connected to her disappearance. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "New tip could lead to remains of woman missing more than 20 years," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of connected

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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