anything that connects; a connecting part; link; bond: an electrical connection.
association; relationship: the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.
a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
association with or development of something observed, imagined, discussed, etc.: to make a connection between the smell of smoke and the presence of fire; I have a few thoughts in connection with your last remarks.
contextual relation; context, as of a word.
the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers: There are good connections between buses in Chicago.
Often connections . a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another: to miss connections.
a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections: My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.
a relative, especially by marriage or distant blood relationship.
Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.
a source of supply for goods, material, etc., that is scarce, difficult, or illegal to obtain: a connection to obtain guns and ammunition for the rebels.
a group of persons who are connected, as by political or religious ties.
Usually connections . associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, especially representing or having some influence or power: European connections; good connections in Congress.
a religious denomination: the Methodist connection.
a channel of communication: a bad telephone connection.
- Also British, con·nex·ion .
- con·nec·tion·al, adjective
- mis·con·nec·tion, noun
- pre·con·nec·tion, noun
- re·con·nec·tion, noun
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How to use connection in a sentence
With h2, Googlebot is able to open a single TCP connection to the server and efficiently transfer multiple files over it in parallel, instead of requiring multiple connections.
According to one of three indictments unsealed on Wednesday, defendant Jiang Lizhi boasted of his connections to China’s Ministry of State Security and claimed it provided him with legal protection “unless something very big happens.”Hammer drops on hackers accused of targeting game and software makers | Dan Goodin | September 17, 2020 | Ars Technica
Whether you have the Google Assistant or Siri, you can manage your network connections by saying “turn Wi-Fi off” or “turn Wi-Fi on,” which works with Bluetooth, too.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are | David Nield | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Before Covid-19 connections and money could buy almost anyone the right to live pretty much anywhere they wanted.Covid-19 is shaking up the citizenship by investment industry | Annabelle Timsit | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
In these different drawings, the connections remain the same, but the edges might be in different positions relative to one another.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight | Stephanie DeMarco | September 15, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was original in how it treated Nixon and his connection to the right before 1968.
If someone wants to ensure a direct and secure connection, no entity, whether a hotel or otherwise, should be able to block it.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security | Kyle Chayka | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rural churches were deserted, and the connection between the land and the bounty of harvests was gone.
There was no publicity at the time about the deal he made with an old connection from his days at Yale.
It was afterwards used as a schoolroom in connection with Winfield's factory.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
In connection with this step the practice of melodies is useful, if one has musical taste.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
And now let me come to the second problem we opened up in connection with college education—the problem of its extension.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
In connection with this comes the consideration of slides and the finer modulations of tone-color, movement, and cadence.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
British Dictionary definitions for connection
the act or state of connecting; union
something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond
a relationship or association
logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence
the relation of a word or phrase to its context: in this connection the word has no political significance
(often plural) an acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige
a relative, esp if distant and related by marriage
an opportunity to transfer from one train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc, to another
the vehicle, aircraft, etc, scheduled to provide such an opportunity
(plural) NZ the persons owning or controlling a racehorse
a link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system
a communications link between two points, esp by telephone
slang a supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin
rare sexual intercourse
rare a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices
- connectional or connexional, adjective
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