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connection

noun

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1 the fact or state of having something in common
  • the endless debate about the connection between crime and poverty

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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7 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • enjoyed self-employment and never wanted a connection with a big company

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The first known use of connection was in the 14th century

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“Connection.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/connection. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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