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n. Chiefly British
Variant of connection.


(kəˈnɛk ʃən)

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.
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Noun1.connexion - 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
2.connexion - 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"
3.connexion - 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
4.connexion - an instrumentality that connectsconnexion - 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
5.connexion - 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
6.connexion - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)connexion - 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


[kəˈnɛkʃən] n (British) = connectionconning tower [ˈkɒnɪŋtaʊər] nkiosque m (de sous-marin)
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This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
Rather ominous in that particular connexion, thought I.
These are hieroglyphical; that is, if you call those mysterious cyphers on the walls of pyramids hieroglyphics, then that is the proper word to use in the present connexion.
Captain Weston was a general favourite; and when the chances of his military life had introduced him to Miss Churchill, of a great Yorkshire family, and Miss Churchill fell in love with him, nobody was surprized, except her brother and his wife, who had never seen him, and who were full of pride and importance, which the connexion would offend.
It was a great jest of his, I recollect, to pretend that he couldn't keep his teeth from chattering, whenever mention was made of an Alguazill in connexion with the adventures of Gil Blas; and I remember that when Gil Blas met the captain of the robbers in Madrid, this unlucky joker counterfeited such an ague of terror, that he was overheard by Mr.
If a man states that a wing is necessarily relative to a bird, the connexion between these two will not be reciprocal, for it will not be possible to say that a bird is a bird by reason of its wings.
Price could no longer afford to cherish pride or resentment, or to lose one connexion that might possibly assist her.
But as it is wholesome that the parsimonious public should know what has been doing, and still is doing, in this connexion, I mention here that everything set forth in these pages concerning the Court of Chancery is substantially true, and within the truth.
But he clearly and indubitably realized that the icon, its frame, the candles, the priest, and the thanksgiving service, though very important and necessary in church, could do nothing for him here, and that there was and could be no connexion between those candles and services and his present disastrous plight.
As I wanted to see a schoolmaster or two, and was forewarned that those gentlemen might, in their modesty, be shy of receiving a visit from the author of the "Pickwick Papers," I consulted with a professional friend who had a Yorkshire connexion, and with whom I concerted a pious fraud.
We use the element of descent in classing the individuals of both sexes and of all ages, although having few characters in common, under one species; we use descent in classing acknowledged varieties, however different they may be from their parent; and I believe this element of descent is the hidden bond of connexion which naturalists have sought under the term of the Natural System.
How else," said Jones, "should Mrs Miller be acquainted that there was any connexion between him and me?