connectivity

noun
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

Those enhancementsinclude standard Android Auto connectivity (in addition to Apple CarPlay, added last year), new content for the Midnight Edition package, and a new exterior color, Carnelian Red ($395 extra), which was included on our test vehicle. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan Maxima: 'Four-door sports car' gets some upgrades for 2018," 9 Feb. 2018 Physical infrastructure and e-connectivity must be improved and maintained to connect farms and rural communities to the world. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Trump Visits Nashville and Atlanta to Address Rural America and Watch Football," 8 Jan. 2018 Shea: Sacramento’s connectivity to the Bay Area is getting deeper and deeper. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Will Sacramento home prices keep rising in 2018? Here are predictions from three experts," 6 Jan. 2018 Today’s passengers expect trouble-free connectivity for personal devices and airlines are challenged to keep pace with the technology that can achieve that goal. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Airlines great at customer service? J.D. Power says ‘yes’," 30 May 2018 The King County acquisition would provide permanent connectivity for wildlife from the forest to woods in the foothills in Enumclaw. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Constantine wants to leverage conservation fund to buy 65,000 acres of ‘last best places’," 23 May 2018 For around $200 a good-quality unit should come with a full-size USB port for charging your devices and Bluetooth connectivity for calls and media streaming. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, "How to Revamp Your Car Stereo," 7 Nov. 2012 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'connectivity.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about connectivity

Statistics for connectivity

Last Updated

11 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for connectivity

The first known use of connectivity was in 1893

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on connectivity

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with connectivity

Nglish: Translation of connectivity for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of connectivity for Arabic Speakers

Comments on connectivity

What made you want to look up connectivity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!