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.

Origin of connected

First recorded in 1705–15; connect + -ed2

Related forms

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

Definition for connected (2 of 2)

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

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British Dictionary definitions for connected (1 of 2)

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 Forms

connectedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for connected (2 of 2)

connect

/ (kəˈnɛkt) /

verb


Derived Forms

connectible 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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Medicine definitions for connected

connect

[ kə-nĕkt ]

v.

To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.

Related forms

con•nector n.
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