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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However, fliers aren't happy with in-flight amenities such as the quality of on-board Wi-Fi connectivity and entertainment options on seatback screens, which scored lowest in the satisfaction study. Mary Forgione,, "Never mind fliers behaving badly on planes. Americans are happier than ever with their airlines," 31 May 2018 But unlike a walkie talkie, Relay uses 4G LTE connectivity to keep you in touch with your youngster. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "No more 'screenagers' — best ways to keep tabs on kids without giving them a smartphone," 13 June 2018 Google has invested in several submarine cables to expand connectivity and its services around the world. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Google and Cuba close to finalizing agreement to expand internet access on the island," 6 June 2018 To help boost sensor connectivity throughout the reserve, the reserve's network is linked to a LoRa wireless wide-area network (LoRaWAN). Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "We know you hate the Internet of Things, but it’s saving megafauna from poachers," 6 June 2018 Apple Watch sales have been driven by strong demand for new models with cellular connectivity. Bloomberg,, "Apple rewards shareholders: It's buying back an extra $100 billion in stock and raising its dividend," 1 May 2018 The modern 8110, better known as the banana phone, comes with 4G connectivity and Google Assistant. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The Gadgets and Gear We Loved This Month," 30 Apr. 2018 Farm management software is now a $1.6 billion industry, even though broadband connectivity issues still plague large swaths of rural America, including Pennsylvania. Jason Nark,, "Down on the farm with the robots and drones," 5 July 2018 If the test run in India works in Uber's favor, the company plans to launch Lite around the world, focusing on developing markets with the same connectivity issue much of India faces. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Uber Lite May Change the Way India Rides," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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