Origin of connection
Examples from the Web for connection
But sources said that the evidence so far is pointing away from an ISIS connection.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was original in how it treated Nixon and his connection to the right before 1968.
Rural churches were deserted, and the connection between the land and the bounty of harvests was gone.
He stated—quite rightly—that animals are never mentioned in connection with eternal life in the Bible.Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets|Candida Moss|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nine U.S. Army soldiers were court-martialed and convicted of crimes in connection with that scandal.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This circumstance possessed no connection with John Grimbal.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts
Mr. Gregory, have you been sworn in connection with these proceedings?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It began to happen quite frequently after he was arrested there in connection with some demonstration and handing out of leaflets.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
He had no connection with this list of kings, but is, like Noah in Genesis 5, attached to it on account of the flood.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
Yet another improvement which this firm have introduced into their sugar machinery is in connection with the juice-heaters.Salvador of the Twentieth Century|Percy F. Martin
British Dictionary definitions for connection
- an opportunity to transfer from one train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc, to another
- the vehicle, aircraft, etc, scheduled to provide such an opportunity
Word Origin and History for connection
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.