[ kuh-nek-shuhn ]
/ kəˈnɛk ʃən /
the act or state of connecting.
the state of being connected: the connection between cause and effect.
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.
Words nearby connection
Also British, con·nex·ion.
Origin of connection
OTHER WORDS FROM connectioncon·nec·tion·al, adjectivemis·con·nec·tion, nounpre·con·nec·tion, nounre·con·nec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misconnection
/ (kəˈnɛkʃən) /
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 contextin 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
Derived forms of connectionconnectional or connexional, adjective
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Medical definitions for misconnection
[ kə-nĕk′shən ]
The act of connecting or the state of being connected.
Something that connects.
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