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connected

[kuh-nek-tid] /kəˈnɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
united, joined, or linked.
2.
having a connection.
3.
joined together in sequence; linked coherently:
connected ideas.
4.
related by family ties.
5.
having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons.
6.
Mathematics. pertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets whose intersections with the given set are disjoint and nonempty.
Origin of connected
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; connect + -ed2
Related forms
connectedly, adverb
connectedness, noun
subconnectedly, adverb
well-connected, adjective
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Examples from the Web for connectedness
Contemporary Examples
  • Afterward, the throng of women is left in a very different mood from the connectedness that prevailed at the conference.

Historical Examples
  • The normal mental life is characterized by the connectedness of the contents.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • The integrity, the wholeness, and the connectedness of the person simply and assuredly is central.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • The child's indolence is due to the same cause—lack of connectedness between ideas.

  • Through being with another, connectedness occurs and moments of joy are experienced by both.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • The caring moment is connectedness between nurse and other and both experience moments of joy.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • This personal knowing fosters human awareness of our connectedness and interdependence.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • Personal knowing—knowing of self and other—is integral to the connectedness of persons in this dance.

    Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin
  • It is strange to see Strauss so suddenly struck with the clearness, unanimity, and connectedness of the Evangelists.

    The Fair Haven Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for connectedness

connected

/kəˈnɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
joined or linked together
2.
(of speech) coherent and intelligible
3.
(logic, maths) (of a relation) such that either it or its converse holds between any two members of its domain
Derived Forms
connectedly, adverb
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