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con·nec·tion

 (kə-nĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of connecting.
b. The state of being connected.
2. One that connects; a link: made a connection between the two pipes.
3. An association or relationship: an obvious connection between the two crimes.
4. The logical or intelligible ordering of words or ideas; coherence.
5. Reference or relation to something else; context: In this connection, the agreement can be seen as a step toward peace.
6. A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests: used her connections to land a job.
7. A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation: missed my connection in Miami.
8. A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system: established a connection to the Internet.
9. A means or channel of communication: couldn't hear due to the bad phone connection.
10. Slang
a. A drug dealer.
b. A purchase of illegal drugs.
Idiom:
in connection with
In relation to; with respect to; concerning: The mayor's office made no comments in connection with the tax proposal.

con·nec′tion·al adj.

connection

(kəˈnɛkʃən) or

connexion

n
1. the act or state of connecting; union
2. something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond
3. a relationship or association
4. logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence
5. the relation of a word or phrase to its context: in this connection the word has no political significance.
6. (often plural) an acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige
7. a relative, esp if distant and related by marriage
8.
a. an opportunity to transfer from one train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc, to another
b. the vehicle, aircraft, etc, scheduled to provide such an opportunity
9. (Horse Racing) (plural) NZ the persons owning or controlling a racehorse
10. (Electronics) a link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system
11. (Telecommunications) a communications link between two points, esp by telephone
12. (Recreational Drugs) slang a supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin
13. rare sexual intercourse
14. (Ecclesiastical Terms) rare a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices
conˈnectional, conˈnexional adj

con•nec•tion

(kəˈnɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or state of connecting.
2. the state of being connected.
3. anything that connects; link: an electrical connection.
4. association; relationship: no connection with any other firm of the same name.
5. logical association or development; mental association: to make a connection between two events; in connection with your last remark.
6. contextual relation; context, as of a word.
7. Usu., connections. associates, relatives, or friends, esp. considered as having influence or power.
8. the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers.
9. Often, connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another: to miss connections.
10. the conveyance boarded in making connections.
11. a channel of communication.
12. a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
13. a relative, esp. by marriage or distant blood relationship.
14. a person who sells illegal drugs.
15. a source of supply, esp. for scarce or illegal materials or goods.
16. a group of persons connected as by political or religious ties.
17. sexual intercourse.
[1350–1400; Middle English conneccioun, connexioun (< Middle French) < Latin connexiō <connect(ere) to connect]
con•nec′tion•al, adj.

Connexion, Connection

 a religious society; a body of persons connected by either political (1767) or religious ties (1753); a circle of clients; a group of fellow worshippers. See also denomination, faction, set.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connection - 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"
2.connection - 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
3.connection - an instrumentality that connectsconnection - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
attachment, bond - a connection that fastens things together
backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
earth, ground - a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
hitch - a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
hookup - a device providing a connection between a power source and a user; "some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers"
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
jumper - a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
junction, conjunction - something that joins or connects
slip ring - connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
temporary hookup, patch - a connection intended to be used for a limited time
coupling, yoke - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
4.connection - (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
acquaintance, friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
5.connection - the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
colligation - the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
6.connection - a connecting shape
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
node - a connecting point at which several lines come together
join, articulation, joint, junction, juncture - the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
7.connection - a supplier (especially of narcotics)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
8.connection - shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
transfer, transferral, transportation, conveyance, transport - the act of moving something from one location to another
9.connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
hit - a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
interconnection - (computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)
intersection - the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)
bringing close together, approximation - the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
concatenation - the act of linking together as in a series or chain
converging, convergency, convergence - the act of converging (coming closer)
coming upon, encounter - a casual meeting with a person or thing
articulation - the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible
adjunction, junction - an act of joining or adjoining things
fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

connection

noun
1. association, relationship, link, relation, bond, correspondence, relevance, tie-in, correlation, interrelation There is no evidence of any connection between BSE and the brain diseases recently confirmed in cats.
2. communication, alliance, commerce, attachment, intercourse, liaison, affinity, affiliation, union I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
3. link, coupling, junction, fastening, tie Check radiators for small leaks, especially round pipework connections.
4. contact, friend, relation, ally, associate, relative, acquaintance, kin, kindred, kinsman, kith She used her connections to full advantage.
5. context, relation, reference, frame of reference 13 men have been questioned in connection with the murder.

connection

noun
2. A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
3. A logical or natural association between two or more things:
Informal: hookup.
4. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing:
5. An acquaintance who is in a position to help:
Translations
اتِّصال، صِلَهاِرْتِباطعُلاقات مع شَخْصوَسيلَة نَقْل أو إتِّصالوَصْلَه، وَسيلَة رَبْط
spojitoststykstykykonexespoj
forbindelse
seosseostamineühendamineühendus
yhteys
veza
összeköttetés
samtengingtengiliîurtengingtengsl
関係
연결
povezavazvezazveze
anslutningförbindelse
ความสัมพันธ์กัน
mối quan hệ

connection

[kəˈnekʃən] N
1. (Rail etc) → enlace m (Elec, Tech) → conexión f, empalme m (Telec) → línea f, comunicación f
we missed our connectionperdimos el enlace
to make a connectionhacer enlace, empalmar
our connections with the town are poorson malas nuestras comunicaciones con la ciudad
there's a loose connection (Elec) → hay un hilo suelto
we've got a bad connection (Telec) → no se oye bien
2. (= relationship) → relación f (between, with entre con) in connection withen relación a, con respecto a
there's no connection between the two eventsno hay ninguna relación or conexión entre los dos sucesos
in this connectiona este respecto
"no connection with any other firm""ésta es una firma independiente"
3. connections (= relatives) → parientes mpl; (= business connections) → relaciones fpl, contactos mpl
we have connections everywheretenemos relaciones con todas partes
you have to have connectionshay que tener buenas relaciones

connection

[kəˈnɛkʃən] n
(= relationship, association) → relation f, lien m
What is the connection between them? → Quel est le lien entre eux?
There's no connection between the two events → Il n'y a aucun rapport entre les deux événements.
in connection with (= about) → à propos de
in this connection (formal)à ce sujet, à ce propos
(= associate) → relation f
business connections → relations fpl (d'affaires)
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)
There's a loose connection → Il y a un mauvais contact.
(on the telephone)communication f
(= train, bus, plane) → correspondance f
to miss one's connection → rater sa correspondance
We missed our connection → Nous avons raté la correspondance.
to get one's connection → avoir sa correspondanceconnection charge connection fee nfrais mpl de raccordementconnective tissue [kəˌnɛktɪvˈtɪsjuː] n (ANATOMY)tissu m conjonctif

connection

n
Verbindung f(to, with zu, mit); (= telephone line also, wire)Leitung f; (to mains) → Anschluss m (→ to an +acc); (= connecting part)Verbindung (→ sstück nt) f; parallel/series connectionParallel-/Reihenschaltung f; connection charge (Telec) → Anschlussgebühr f
(fig: = link) → Zusammenhang m, → Beziehung f(with zu); in this connectionin diesem Zusammenhang; in connection within Zusammenhang mit
(= relationship, business connection)Beziehung f, → Verbindung f(with zu); (= family connection)familiäre Beziehung; (old, form: = relative) → (entfernter) Verwandter, (entfernte) Verwandte; to have connectionsBeziehungen haben; there is some family connectionsie/wir etc sind weitläufig miteinander verwandt
(Rail etc) → Anschluss m

connection

connexion [kəˈnɛkʃn] n
a. (Tech, Elec, Telec) → collegamento, connessione f; (train, bus, plane) → coincidenza; (connecting point) → giuntura
to miss/make a connection → perdere/prendere la coincidenza
b. (relationship) → rapporto, relazione f, legame m
connection between/with → rapporto tra/con
what is the connection between them? → in che modo sono legati?
in connection with → con riferimento a, a proposito di
in this connection → riguardo a questo
family connection → legame m di parentela (person) → parente m/f
she has many business connections → ha molti rapporti d'affari
she's got the right connections → conosce le persone giuste

connect

(kəˈnekt) verb
1. to join or be joined in some way; to tie or fasten or link together. He connected the radio to the mains; This road connects the two farms; a connecting link; This telephone line connects with the President.
2. to associate in the mind. People tend to connect money with happiness.
conˈnection (-ʃən) noun
1. something that connects or is connected. a faulty electrical connection.
2. (a) state of being connected or related. My connection with their family is very slight; I wish to talk to you in connection with my daughter's career.
3. a useful person whom one can contact, especially in business. his connections in the clothing trade.
4. a train, bus etc to which one changes from another in the course of a journey. As the local train was late, I missed the connection to London.

connection

اِرْتِباط spojitost forbindelse Verbindung σχέση conexión yhteys connexion veza connessione 関係 연결 verbinding forbindelse związek conexão связь anslutning ความสัมพันธ์กัน bağlantı mối quan hệ 连接

connection

n conexión f, vínculo
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But even the satisfaction of talking with a distant connection of the British nobility did not render Amy forgetful of time, and when the proper number of minutes had passed, she reluctantly tore herself from this aristocratic society, and looked about for Jo, fervently hoping that her incorrigible sister would not be found in any position which should bring disgrace upon the name of March.
Day and night she thought of the matter, but although the thing she wanted so earnestly was something very warm and close it had as yet no conscious connection with sex.
To tell you the truth I was thinking about Beecher--wondering when he would get here," added Tom quickly as if to forestall any question as to whether or not his thoughts had to do with Beecher in connection with Tom's affair of the heart.
She cornered Ambrosch the next time he came to town, and pointed out to him that any connection with Christian Harling would strengthen his credit and be of advantage to him.
The hot wind beating in my face made me think--without any connection that I can trace of a summer day in Kentucky, of a meadow that seemed as big as the ocean to the very little girl walking through the grass, which was higher than her waist.
But the connection was disagreeable to her father, on more accounts than my poverty.
Still, there will be a connection with the long past--a reference to forgotten events and personages, and to manners, feelings, and opinions, almost or wholly obsolete --which, if adequately translated to the reader, would serve to illustrate how much of old material goes to make up the freshest novelty of human life.
My fellow-officers, and the merchants and sea-captains with whom my official duties brought me into any manner of connection, viewed me in no other light, and probably knew me in no other character.
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
You see, I brought my own property and servants into the connection, when I married St.
My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.
Four of the five words in the first one were English, and that they were also German was only accidental, not intentional; three out of the five words in the second remark were English, and English only, and the two German ones did not mean anything in particular, in such a connection.

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