connection

[ kuh-nek-shuhn ]
/ kəˈnɛk ʃən /

noun

Also British, con·nex·ion.

Origin of connection

1350–1400; variant spelling of connexion; Middle English conneccioun, connexioun (< Middle French) < Latin connexiōn- (stem of connexiō), equivalent to connex(us) (past participle of connectere to connect) + -iōn- -ion
Related formscon·nec·tion·al, adjectivemis·con·nec·tion, nounpre·con·nec·tion, nounre·con·nec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for connection

connection

connexion

/ (kəˈnɛkʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsconnectional or connexional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for connection

connection


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for connection

connection

[ kə-nĕkshən ]

n.

The act of connecting or the state of being connected.
Something that connects.
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