con·​nec·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)kä-ˌnek-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce connectivity (audio) , 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

Examples of connectivity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netblocks, a website that tracks real-time Internet disruptions, said Sunday that connectivity was just 14 percent of ordinary levels. Washington Post, "Tens of thousands of protesters return to Myanmar streets to oppose the military coup," 7 Feb. 2021 Wi-Fi Protected Setup) connectivity, so connecting to Wi-Fi can be done with a push of a button on the router itself. David Nield, Popular Science, "How to keep people from stealing your Wi-Fi," 7 Jan. 2021 There’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and wireless charging. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Is Acura’s 2021 TLX good enough to be Legend-worthy? (review)," 2 Jan. 2021 Investment and innovation in fiber-optic and 5G infrastructure opens up the potential for extraordinary connectivity but also for leaving poor and working-class families even further behind. Time Staff, Time, "The TIME 2030 Committee Offers 8 Solutions for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future," 22 Jan. 2021 The coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for connectivity as Americans work and study from home. Musadiq Bidar, CBS News, "2021 will be the year of 5G's rapid deployment. But it will be years before the full benefits are unlocked," 14 Jan. 2021 Lawmakers also opted against including any new stimulus money for a federal program that helps schools pay for Internet connectivity and critical classroom equipment. Washington Post, "Millions of low-income Americans will receive Internet access rebates under new $7 billion broadband stimulus plan," 22 Dec. 2020 There already are numerous easy-access trailheads scattered along the route, and plans for better connectivity and loop options in the Verde Valley are in progress. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "Off the beaten path: This Arizona hike unfolds with views and historical artifacts," 3 Dec. 2020 School leaders regrouped over the summer, investing in training for educators and connectivity for students. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, "Hinojosa: Dallas ISD won’t go back to 100% virtual learning unless ordered," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2021

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“Connectivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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