Synonyms and Antonyms of connection

  1. 1 the fact or state of having something in common the endless debate about the connection between crime and poverty Synonyms affinity, association, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationship Related Words correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence Near Antonyms variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

  2. 2 a place where two or more things are united there's a problem at the connection where the outside wire is hooked up to the inside wiring Synonyms joint, coupling, join, joining, jointure, junction, junctureRelated Words link, nexus, tie; interconnection, intersection; abutment, articulation, attachment; seam, suture; concourse, confluence, meeting; unionNear Antonyms cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, gap, rift, separation

  3. 3 an acquaintance who has influence especially in the business or political world I have a connection in Hollywood who might be able to get you a part in a movie Synonyms contactRelated Words in, insider; big shot, bigwig, somebody, VIP; arbiter, arbitrator, conciliator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, interposer, mediator, middleman, peacemaker

  4. 4 the act or an instance of joining two or more things into one that bridge is the only connection between the island and the mainland Synonyms combination, combining, connecting, union, consolidation, coupling, junction, linking, merger, merging, unificationRelated Words agglomeration, amalgamation, blend, coalescence, commingling, compounding, fusion, intermingling, intermixture, mingling, mix, mixture, synthesis; reunification, reunionNear Antonyms detachment, divorcement, separation, severanceAntonyms breakup, disconnection, dissolution, disunion, division, parting, partition, schism, scission, split

  5. 5 the fact or state of being pertinent that last comment of yours has no connection with what we've been talking about for the last hour Synonyms applicability, bearing, pertinence, materiality, relevance, relevancyRelated Words appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessNear Antonyms inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability; insignificance; meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessAntonyms extraneousness, inapplicability, irrelevance, irrelevancy

  6. 6 the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) in a truly secular society there is no connection between church and state Synonyms affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, association, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, unionRelated Words business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, leagueNear Antonyms breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangementAntonyms disaffiliation, dissociation

  7. 7 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay enjoyed self-employment and never wanted a connection with a big company Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, capacity, job, function, place, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

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