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 The study identifies two main purposes for the highway: to improve business and personal connectivity in the region, and to improve highway access to multi-modal business locations such as Indianapolis and Louisville. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 16 June 2022 The law also created subsidies called the Affordable Connectivity Program to lower internet costs and improve connectivity. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, 7 May 2022 Last November, Brazil's Communications Minister Fábio Faria held a meeting with billionaire Elon Musk to discuss a partnership to improve connectivity in rural areas of the world's largest tropical rainforest. Fabiano Maisonnave, ajc, 7 May 2022 Ugandan forces have claimed victories in recent days, taking over a major A.D.F. camp, capturing fighters, releasing hostages and building roads to improve connectivity. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 Matter is a smart home connectivity standard backed by Apple, Google, Amazon and others. David Phelan, Forbes, 4 June 2022 In Burnside and West Englewood, fewer than 62% of households are connected; and in areas of Roseland and East Garfield Park, broadband connectivity drops below 50%. Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2022 Part of the fault lies with infrastructure that is at a third of the required level, according to GSMA’s mobile connectivity index. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 31 May 2022 More than 90 employees of the fast-growing connectivity company are out of a job. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Connectivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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