[ kon-ek-tiv-i-tee, kuh-nek‐ ]
/ ˌkɒn ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti, kəˌnɛk‐ /

the state or quality of being connected or connective: the benefits of global connectivity.
Computers. the ability to link to and communicate with other computer systems, electronic devices, software, or the Internet: This laptop has limited connectivity.

Origin of connectivity

First recorded in 1890–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for connectivity


/ (ˌkɒnɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) /


the state of being or being able to be connected
computing the state of being connected to the internet
computing the capacity of a machine or appliance to be connected to other machines, appliances, or facilities
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Word Origin and History for connectivity



1893, from connective + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper