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n. Chiefly British
Variant of connection.
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(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.
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


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