connectivity

noun
con·​nec·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)kä-ˌnek-ˈti-və-tē, kə-\
plural connectivities

Definition of connectivity

: the quality, state, or capability of being connective or connected connectivity of a surface especially : the ability to connect to or communicate with another computer or computer system

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Suddenly, the connectivity of social media pushed Klassen into the stratosphere. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "The Man, the Wood, and the River," 1 Dec. 2018 The Wi-Fi This isn’t the appalling connectivity of Amtrak or the mediocrity of in-flight Wi-Fi. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future," 25 Sep. 2018 Just like the early days of the iPhone, each new Apple Watch adds something exciting and legitimately impressive, from the water-resistance of the Series 2 to the cellular connectivity of the Series 3. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The Apple Watch stole the show from this year’s new iPhones," 15 Sep. 2018 Rather than pitch the new processors as simply faster, Intel’s messaging—including the stickers that will ship into notebook PCs—will emphasize the Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity Intel built into its six new chips. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chip launches, emphasizing connectivity this time around," 28 Aug. 2018 This improves maneuverability, creates faster acceleration from the throttle and optimizes the connectivity between the propeller controls and the movements of the propeller blades. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Massive overhaul to keep Air Force C-130 flying for 80 years into 2030s," 25 June 2018 Qualcomm is focusing on several key areas for improvement with the Snapdragon 855, including connectivity, the camera, artificial intelligence, entertainment, and more. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 promises big improvements to AI, performance, and connectivity," 5 Dec. 2018 When our phones had connectivity, my wife used her phone to find local eateries. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "6 Reasons You Should Always Have a Paper Map," 19 Nov. 2018 Modern cars, with their emphasis on comfort, silence, and connectivity, are an attempt to make the hell that is most driving palatable. Alex Davies, WIRED, "The Delightfully Nonsensical Slingshot Might Just Be the Future of Driving," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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