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[kon-ek-tiv-i-tee, kuh-nek‐]
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  1. the state or quality of being connected or connective: the benefits of global connectivity.
  2. Computers. the ability to link to and communicate with other computer systems, electronic devices, software, or the Internet: This laptop has limited connectivity.
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Origin of connectivity

First recorded in 1890–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for connectivity


  1. the state of being or being able to be connected
  2. computing the state of being connected to the internet
  3. 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.

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