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Meaning of connection by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    • IPA: /kəˈnɛkʃən/, X-SAMPA: /k@"nEkS@n/
    • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən


    From Old French connexion, from Latin connexio ( “a conclusion, binding together” ), from connectō, an alternative spelling of cōnectō ( “I bind together” ), from compound of co- ( “together” ) and nectō ( “I bind” )


    connection ( countable and uncountable; plural: connections )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of connecting .
    2. The point at which two or more things are connected .
      the connection between overeating and obesity
      My headache has no connection with me going out last night .
    3. A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people .
      As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us .
    4. An established communications or transportation link .
      computers linked by a network connection
      I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection .
    5. ( transport ) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
      The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train .

Explanation of connection by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of bringing two things into contact ( especially for communication )

    2. there was a connection via the internet
    3. shifting from one form of transportation to another

    4. the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta
    5. an instrumentality that connects

    6. he soldered the connection
    7. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

    8. a supplier ( especially of narcotics )

    9. a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way ( as by family or friendship )

    10. he has powerful connections
    11. a relation between things or events ( as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it )

    12. there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare
    13. a connecting shape

    14. the state of being connected

    15. the connection between church and state is inescapable