connected

[ kuh-nek-tid ]
/ kəˈnɛk tɪd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. connaturally,
  2. connaught,
  3. conneaut,
  4. connect,
  5. connect time,
  6. connectedly,
  7. connecter,
  8. connecticut,
  9. connecticut chest,
  10. connecticut compromise

Origin of connected

First recorded in 1705–15; connect + -ed2

Related formscon·nect·ed·ly, adverbcon·nect·ed·ness, nounsub·con·nect·ed·ly, adverbwell-con·nect·ed, adjective

connect

[ kuh-nekt ]
/ kəˈnɛkt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective

of or relating to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.

Origin of connect

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin connectere, equivalent to con- con- + nectere to tie; see nexus

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for connected

connected

/ (kəˈnɛktɪd) /

adjective

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 Formsconnectedly, adverb

connect

/ (kəˈnɛkt) /

verb

Derived Formsconnectible or connectable, adjectiveconnector or connecter, noun

Word Origin for connect

C17: from Latin connectere to bind together, from nectere to bind, tie

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Word Origin and History for connected

connect

v.

mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.

A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for connected

connect

[ kə-nĕkt ]

v.

To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.
Related formscon•nector n.


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