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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The work done by Fontanini and his colleagues supports the latter theory while providing predictions about what that connectivity should look like. Quanta Magazine, "Brains Speed Up Perception by Guessing What’s Next," 2 May 2019 Many polling booths in remote areas have no mobile connectivity. Amrit Dhillon, The Seattle Times, "Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters," 14 Apr. 2019 In 2017, India launched the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), which aims to increase regional connectivity by capping airfares on these routes. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Dear finance minister, your budget could seal Indian aviation’s fate," 3 July 2019 Modern technology and ultrafast connectivity is undoubtedly changing how health care is delivered around the world. Ron Hurtibise,, "Is forced telemedicine the future of healthcare?," 28 June 2019 But the company is also exploring how bitcoin could be used to incentivize people to build mesh networks in places with low connectivity. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "The Cypherpunks Tapping Bitcoin via Ham Radio," 27 June 2019 Martonosi says such comparisons show that all the quantum computers performed significantly better when programmed to account for differences in qubit noise and connectivity. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "How to evaluate computers that don’t quite exist," 26 June 2019 The country boasts 23 high-tech data centers, the majority of which were built in the last 10 years, and high-speed international connectivity. NBC News, "Data security meets diplomacy: Why Estonia is storing its data in Luxembourg," 25 June 2019 Problems using the multimedia system continue to be a leading source of complaints from new owners, but auto makers did show improvement in 2019 with drivers reporting fewer issues using voice-recognition software and Bluetooth connectivity. Ben Foldy, WSJ, "Progress on New-Car Quality Stalls After Years of Improvement, J.D. Power Says," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of connectivity

1893, in the meaning defined above

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