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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.
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.
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The United Methodist Church is a global and connectional church with thousands of churches and 80 million members worldwide.
A full range of connectional advance tickets from CrossCountryserved regions will be available direct to Newcastle International Airport, with connections at Newcastle Central to the Airport via the Tyne & Wear Metro service.
As spouse to Pastor David Valera who serves as the director of Connectional Ministries in the Pacific Northwest Conference, Joy Valera serves as the de facto host to gatherings of Filipino-American pastors in the area.
Effective from September 3, a full range of connectional Advance Tickets will be available direct to Manchester Airport, with connections at Manchester Piccadilly using Northern services.
Its report to the special session of the General Conference, scheduled for February 2019, also includes the Connectional Conference Plan and Traditional Plan, as well as proposed legislation to put each into effect.
Hicks may repeat his pleasant entertainment of sacred song," claimed one report, "we feel sure he will be well received, and the object--the furtherance of native missions--greatly assisted." (119) In fact, Hicks, in the vein of Loudin, offered "connectional readings" during the entertainment, according to the Ellesmere Guardian on 31 December 1892, as well as delivering addresses praising the work of missionaries among the native communities in the South Seas.
Ms Mathiba, who is also a member of the Correctional Trust Properties Committee responsible for all the buildings of Methodist in Southern Africa and a member of the Connectional Mediation Committee in the Methodist
And in between lies a federalist alternative, called a "connectional polity" in Protestant circles, where that power that starts from the bottom is then exercised from the top.
Park, "Structural and functional connectional fingerprints in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease patients," PLoS One, vol.
performed a graph theory-based analysis in drug-naive PD patients and found disrupted network organization in the PD patients at global, nodal, and connectional levels.
It can be seen that the simulation value of indicator based on connectional cloud model may go beyond the range of measured value, more obviously in two-side interval, which is unreasonable with physical truth.
Zhuo et al., "The human brainnetome atlas: a new brain atlas based on connectional architecture," Cerebral Cortex, vol.

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