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 Apple is also reportedly chasing the dream of space connectivity. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "2020 is the year of the $1 trillion space economy," 30 Dec. 2019 The improvements are vital because Ohio’s lack of connectivity is putting the state at a disadvantage, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement. USA TODAY, "Lego impeachment, emotional support coyote, mumbo sauce: News from around our 50 states," 21 Dec. 2019 The most basic computer speakers simply plug into the 3.5mm audio jack on your laptop or desktop and don’t offer much else in the way of connectivity. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Computer Speakers to Elevate Your Tunes, Gaming, and Movies," 22 Oct. 2019 The state of broadband connectivity in schools has been improving along with Verizon's efforts, thanks to the federal government's e-rate program that subsidizes Internet service. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Verizon’s CEO Plans to Double Aid to Underprivileged Schools," 30 Sep. 2019 While wireless data plans and business connectivity services still drive the bulk of AT&T’s profits, the company generates half its revenue elsewhere, such as pay-TV subscriptions, cable networks and the box office. Washington Post, "AT&T Is New. It Needs a New Type of CEO.," 18 Sep. 2019 But keep in mind that the main objective with the launch of Wi-Fi 6 is to increase the performance and reliability of wireless connectivity at a network level, not necessarily on a single device or at a single access point. Wired, "Wi-Fi 6 Will Be Here Soon. What Is It?," 29 Aug. 2019 Dell packed a lot into its slim design, with an emphasis on mainstream productivity and a lot of connectivity. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand," 20 Aug. 2019 This first link to Somerset opens a brand new corridor of connectivity that includes countless opportunities for jobs, telemedicine, advancements in education, and much more. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "KentuckyWired project overcomes squirrels to complete long-delayed initial phase," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of connectivity was in 1893

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8 Jan 2020

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“Connectivity.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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