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 formscon·nect·ed·ly, adverbcon·nect·ed·ness, nounsub·con·nect·ed·ly, adverbwell-con·nect·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for connectedness

Contemporary Examples of connectedness

  • Afterward, the throng of women is left in a very different mood from the connectedness that prevailed at the conference.

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    Maria Shriver Speaks Out

    Gail Sheehy

    October 30, 2010

Historical Examples of connectedness

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


    Hugo Mnsterberg

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

  • 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.

  • The caring moment is connectedness between nurse and other and both experience moments of joy.

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 Formsconnectedly, adverb
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