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

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Though Qualcomm executives touted the advantages of 5G on Tuesday, cellular connectivity is just one portion of the Snapdragon 855, executives said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 These elements include its tilting LCD screen, wireless Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4k video—especially at its low price point. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Compact Digital Cameras for Capturing Your Adventures," 17 Apr. 2019 Nanosatellites: Micro-satellites are being launched into space, supplying internet connectivity to the world, and changing global communications. Sandra Watson, President & Ceo, azcentral, "Next-Gen tech trends: The future of Arizona," 14 May 2018 The watch has smart connectivity and when paired with a compatible phone, can receive notifications for texts, emails, and more. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "The Garmin Instinct is a rugged smartwatch for outdoor activities," 11 Oct. 2018 Because some areas have poor connectivity, making streaming difficult. Alan Murray, Fortune, "New Fortune 500, Trade War Pause, Facebook Breakup Call: CEO Daily for May 21, 2018," 21 May 2018 Inside, all feature large infotainment screens that are easy to use and come with smartphone connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Washington Post, "Edmunds: Muscle cars that pack a punch," 25 Apr. 2018 Test Results: Obscured Roadway View 155 Photos Every MX-5 Miata comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity (for both phone and streaming audio functions), as well as a CD player. Car and Driver, "2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata," 20 Mar. 2018 The bottom line With satellite connectivity available at the surface, and acoustic systems deployed as and when needed below, there would be one more thing needed to complete the picture: a map of the ocean floor. The Economist, "Ocean internetSailing the wired seas," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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