connection

noun
con·​nec·​tion | \ kə-ˈnek-shən How to pronounce connection (audio) \

Definition of connection

1 : the act of connecting : the state of being connected: such as
a : causal or logical relation or sequence the connection between two ideas
b(1) : contextual relation or association In this connection the word has a different meaning.
(2) : relationship in fact wanted in connection with a robbery
c : a relation of personal intimacy (as of family ties) Family connections can make getting a job much easier.
d : coherence, continuity … a confused multitude without order or connection.— John Locke
2a : something that connects : link a loose connection in the wiring
b : a means of communication or transport a telephone connection
3 : a person connected with another especially by marriage, kinship, or common interest has powerful connections
4 : a political, social, professional, or commercial relationship The school has no connection with the museum. : such as
a : position, job
b : an arrangement to execute orders or advance interests of another a firm's foreign connections
c : a source of contraband (such as illegal drugs)
5 : a set of persons associated together: such as
b : clan

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Other Words from connection

connectional \ kə-​ˈnek-​shnəl How to pronounce connectional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of connection in a Sentence

The state plans to improve roads that serve as connections between major highways. There is a fee for connection to the town's water supply. All classrooms will be wired for connection to the Internet. connections between thought and language Investigators found no connection between the two fires. The school has no connection with the museum. Evidence suggests there's a connection between the languages. I'm not sure I see the connection. Our family feels a deep connection to the land. the connection between smoking and lung cancer
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Jim Gatto, who served as Adidas’s director of global sports marketing for basketball, was convicted in Manhattan federal court in October on three counts: wire fraud and wire-fraud conspiracy in connection with the... Rebecca Davis O’brien, WSJ, "Ex-Adidas Executive Gets 9-Month Sentence in Basketball Bribery Case," 5 Mar. 2019 Instead, eTorque's point of connection is at the engine's crankshaft. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Ram 1500 eTorque: Why the Electrified Pickup Truck Is Even Better," 19 Sep. 2018 This gives the wallpaper a better connection between paint and paper, and the prints also use eco-friendly water based paint. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Farrow & Ball launches whimsical wallpaper at Anthropologie," 27 Aug. 2018 The sentencing memo was filed in connection with two counts of conspiracy Mr. Manafort pleaded guilty to last year in Washington, after he was convicted of tax and bank fraud in a separate case in Virginia. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Paul Manafort Committed ‘Bold’ Crimes, Mueller’s Team Says," 23 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, apparently Kylie is trying to figure out what to do with her connection to Jordyn while the rest of the Kardashians have just decided to go no contact with the former friend. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "All the Hints That Khloe Kardashian Was Blindsided by the Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal," 20 Feb. 2019 While other fashion brands may play up their connections to hill-tribe artisans, Thảo’s is a genuine cooperative. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 This will reconfigure how your phone connects to 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, all its wireless connections. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Why Your iMessage Is Misbehaving and How to Fix It," 8 Nov. 2018 The city’s first railroad connection wasn’t open until 1877, making it the last major U.S. city to link up. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "San Antonio, the nation’s fastest-growing city, sees downtown rebound," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of connection

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for connection

Latin connexion-, connexio, from conectere — see connect

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connection

noun

English Language Learners Definition of connection

: something that joins or connects two or more things
: the act of connecting two or more things or the state of being connected
: a situation in which two or more things have the same cause, origin, goal, etc.

connection

noun
con·​nec·​tion | \ kə-ˈnek-shən How to pronounce connection (audio) \

Kids Definition of connection

1 : the act of linking together connection of the pipes
2 : the fact or condition of having a link : relationship There's no connection between the two incidents.
3 : a thing that links hose connections a telephone connection
4 : a person having a relationship with another by kinship, friendship, or common interest He was able to get tickets through his connections.
5 : a social, professional, or commercial relationship
6 : the act or the means of continuing a journey by transferring (as to another train)

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