- the act or state of connecting.
- the state of being connected: the connection between cause and effect.
- anything that connects; a connecting part; link; bond: an electrical connection.
- association; relationship: the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.
- a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
- association with or development of something observed, imagined, discussed, etc.: to make a connection between the smell of smoke and the presence of fire; I have a few thoughts in connection with your last remarks.
- contextual relation; context, as of a word.
- the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers: There are good connections between buses in Chicago.
- Often connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another: to miss connections.
- a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections: My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.
- a relative, especially by marriage or distant blood relationship.
- Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.
- a source of supply for goods, material, etc., that is scarce, difficult, or illegal to obtain: a connection to obtain guns and ammunition for the rebels.
- a group of persons who are connected, as by political or religious ties.
- Usually connections. associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, especially representing or having some influence or power: European connections; good connections in Congress.
- a religious denomination: the Methodist connection.
- a channel of communication: a bad telephone connection.
- sexual intercourse.
Origin of connection
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- the act or state of connecting; union
- something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond
- a relationship or association
- logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence
- the relation of a word or phrase to its contextin this connection the word has no political significance
- (often plural) an acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige
- a relative, esp if distant and related by marriage
- an opportunity to transfer from one train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc, to another
- the vehicle, aircraft, etc, scheduled to provide such an opportunity
- (plural) NZ the persons owning or controlling a racehorse
- a link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system
- a communications link between two points, esp by telephone
- slang a supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin
- rare sexual intercourse
- rare a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices
Word Origin and History for misconnection
late 14c., conneccion, later connexioun (mid-15c.), from Old French connexion, from Latin connexionem (nominative connexio) "a binding or joining together," from *connexare, frequentative of conectere "to fasten together, to tie, join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + nectere "to bind, tie" (see nexus).
Spelling shifted from connexion to connection (especially in American English) mid-18c. under influence of connect, abetted by affection, direction, etc.
- The act of connecting or the state of being connected.
- Something that connects.