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[kuh-nek-tid] /kəˈnɛk tɪd/
united, joined, or linked.
having a connection.
joined together in sequence; linked coherently:
connected ideas.
related by family ties.
having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons.
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
First recorded in 1705-15; connect + -ed2
Related forms
connectedly, adverb
connectedness, noun
subconnectedly, adverb
well-connected, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


joined or linked together
(of speech) coherent and intelligible
(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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