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1. Joined or fastened together.
2. Mathematics
a. Not decomposable into two disjoint nonempty open sets.
b. Having a continuous path between any two points. Used of a curve, set, or surface.
3. Related by family.
4. Logically or intelligibly ordered or presented; coherent: a stroke that left him incapable of connected speech.
5. Associated with or related to others, especially to influential or important people: a photographer who was well connected in the fashion world.

con·nect′ed·ly adv.
con·nect′ed·ness n.


the state of being connected
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Noun1.connectedness - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
contact - the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
concatenation - the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
interconnectedness, interconnection - a state of being connected reciprocally; "an interconnection between the two buildings"
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness - the state of cohering or sticking together
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture - state of being disconnected
2.connectedness - a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
series - (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other; "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"
alliance, bond - a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
linkage - an associative relation
communication - a connection allowing access between persons or places; "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?"; "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"
concatenation - the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc; "it was caused by an improbable concatenation of circumstances"
bridge - something resembling a bridge in form or function; "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"
involvement - a connection of inclusion or containment; "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"
relevance, relevancy - the relation of something to the matter at hand
relatedness - a particular manner of connectedness; "the relatedness of all living things"
unconnectedness - the lack of a connection between things
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Using a minority stress framework (Meyer, 2003), we sought to understand how students' intersecting identities may influence the relation between peer victimization and school connectedness on suicidal ideation.
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Students described their honors experience in three contexts: connectedness, community, and opportunity.
Connectedness is not restricted to relationships and can apply to institutions, such as school, and has the capacity to further develop a student's social network (Karcher, Holcomb, & Zambrano, 2008).
The objective of the study was to infer whether narcissistic tendencies, forgiveness and empathy are predictors of social connectedness among university students.
The impact of students' relationships with adults in school settings has been studied as "school connectedness.
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Gjiknuri said in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio that ensuring greater connectedness between the national grids so as to improve gas and electricity deliveries required more investment in energy infrastructure.
There are deep elements of intimacy and connectedness that I see here between God, humanity and animals, one that eventually finds its epitome in God creating Eve.
Children's attitude towards nature is often been measured as connectedness to nature that emphasized on the cognitive and affective attitudes.