re·​con·​nec·​tion (ˌ)rē-kə-ˈnek-shən How to pronounce reconnection (audio)
plural reconnections
: the act or result of restoring a connection : the state of being reconnected
Your best bet is to arrange a utility transfer as far ahead as possible to avoid any disruption in service and the dreaded and totally avoidable reconnection fee.Leslie Sargent Eskildsen
His reconnection with lost family members … made him aware for the first time not only of his clan's fate in the People's Republic, but also of the distinguished part it had played during the dynastic period as well.Orville Schell

Examples of reconnection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think of music as a tool for ultimate self-care — moments of compassion that allow for self-reflection and reconnection. Dr. Edith Shiro, Billboard, 6 May 2024 Even the action sequences would be crafted to mimic the passionate journey of two lovers on the cusp of an electric reconnection. Meredith Woerner, Variety, 4 May 2024 The time of reconnection to myself, of exploring my sexuality, of bridging these beautiful communit[ies]. Ari Daniel, NPR, 4 May 2024 An investigation into his father’s sudden suicide turns into a cathartic journey of reconnection and healing. Jennie Punter, Variety, 26 Mar. 2024 Counteracting this tension is the separate, gentler subplot of Sam’s unexpected reconnection with former high-school BFF Katherine (Hillary Baack), now a married suburban mother with clear yearnings for something more. Guy Lodge, Variety, 22 Mar. 2024 Shortly thereafter, scientists on the Parker team determined how magnetic reconnection may also cause the fast solar wind. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2024 Brendan Griebel, an Arctic anthropologist and manager of collections and archives for the Kitikmeot Heritage Society, says this reconnection is about far more than just the production of goods. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Feb. 2024 When this reconnection happens, the new magnetic field lines generate enormous force, like a taut rubber band being snapped, and this force flings plasma out from the sun. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconnection was in 1792

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“Reconnection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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