American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of connection.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See connection.
- n. Archaic spelling of connection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Connection. See connection.
- n. the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
- n. an instrumentality that connects
- n. a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
- n. a connecting shape
- n. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
- n. shifting from one form of transportation to another
- 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") (Wiktionary)
“Each individual commodity, in this connexion, is to be considered as an average sample of its class.”
“BALLARD: I believe a little of it rubbed off there, too, at least they still talk of a New Wave over there even now, in connexion with authors like Harlan Ellison or Roger Zelazny.”
“The very wording of the title points straight to the picaresque, and the connexion is perhaps most strongly in evidence in this novel.”
“In the two short years before the outbreak of the first World War he was able with a team of collaborators to round off his investigations into chlorophyll and, in connexion with that, to complete some work on haemoglobin and, in rapid succession, to carry out his studies of anthocyanes, the colouring matter of flowers and fruits.”
“I HAVE not yet read more than a newspaper paragraph about Nu Speling, in connexion with which somebody is introducing a Bill in Parliament, but if it is like most other schemes for rationalizing our spelling, I am against it in advance, as I imagine most people will be.”
“She did not wish even to think about it, and least of all in connexion with that matter.”
“Horses he only mentioned in connexion with racing, and when Mr. Linton inquired mildly if he were fond of dances, he was met by raised eyebrows and a bored disclaimer of caring to do anything so energetic.”
“Whereat nurse smiled demurely, knowing that that was the last thing to be afraid of in connexion with her child.”
“There was not one who could not relate some act of mutual kindness and reciprocity of feeling in connexion with the many memorable events in which they had taken part.”
“From Whittlesey166 Sir Harry proceeded to Cambridge, where an honorary degree was to be conferred upon him in connexion with the ceremony of installing Prince Albert as Chancellor.”
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