1. united, joined, or linked.
  2. having a connection.
  3. joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ideas.
  4. related by family ties.
  5. having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons.
  6. Mathematics. pertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets whose intersections with the given set are disjoint and nonempty.

Origin of connected

First recorded in 1705–15; connect + -ed2
Related formscon·nect·ed·ly, adverbcon·nect·ed·ness, nounsub·con·nect·ed·ly, adverbwell-con·nect·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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adjective (well connected when postpositive)
  1. having influential or important relatives or friends


  1. joined or linked together
  2. (of speech) coherent and intelligible
  3. logic maths (of a relation) such that either it or its converse holds between any two members of its domain
Derived Formsconnectedly, adverb
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