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
Recent Examples on the Web Platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack provided a vital lifeline to businesses during the pandemic, enabling collaborating individuals to stay connected despite the lack of in-person options. Max Silber, Forbes, 8 June 2021 The excitement of adding a new family member is frequently accompanied by grief over the loss of the necessary space to stay connected. Sara Kuburic, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 Ozu makes clear the family’s discontent and their failure to stay connected before hitting them and us with the death of their most beloved member. Michael Sims, WSJ, 21 May 2021 That award came after CFCArts moved the program online during the COVID-19 shutdown of live events — a move that not only let participants stay connected but also made the program accessible outside of Central Florida. Matthew J. Palm,, 15 May 2021 Seeing the creativity expressed by (most of) humanity during the pandemic in terms of finding innovative ways to stay connected., 14 May 2021 Discuss this with your friend to determine ways to stay connected while honoring both parties’ needs (see tips above). Seraphina Seow, SELF, 11 May 2021 And number two, stay connected and ask a lot of questions. NBC News, 5 May 2021 Celene Ibrahim, an Islamic author and religious scholar who was a panelist in the exhibit’s accompanying discussion, said in some ways, religion helped people stay connected., 5 May 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Connected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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