Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of connecting.
  • n. The state of being connected.
  • n. One that connects; a link: made a connection between the two pipes.
  • n. An association or relationship: There appeared to be no connection between the two crimes.
  • n. The logical or intelligible ordering of words or ideas; coherence.
  • n. Reference or relation to something else; context: In this connection, the agreement can be seen as a step toward peace.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation: missed my connection in Atlanta.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A means or channel of communication: couldn't hear due to the bad phone connection.
  • n. Slang A drug dealer.
  • n. Slang A purchase of illegal drugs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of connecting.
  • n. The point at which two or more things are connected.
  • n. A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
  • n. An established communications or transportation link.
  • n. A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; the act or process of bringing two things into contact; junction; union.
  • n. That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
  • n. any relationship between things or events; association; alliance.
  • n. A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
  • n. The persons or things that are connected.
  • n. something that connects other objects.
  • n. (usually plural) an acquaintance or acquaintances who are influential or in a position of power and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship).
  • n. a communications channel.
  • n. a vehicle in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the departing vehicle of a connection{9}.
  • n. the scheduled arrival of one vehicle and departure of a second, sufficiently close in time and place to allow the departing vehicle serve as a means of continuing a journey begun or continued in the first vehicle; ; -- most commonly used of airplanes, trains, and buses arriving and departing at the same terminal.
  • n. the transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to continue a journey; ; -- most commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers.
  • n. a vendor who can supply desired materials at a favorable price, or under conditions when other sources are unavailable; ; -- often used in the pl..
  • n. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being connected or joined; union by junction, by an intervening substance or medium, by dependence or relation, or by order in a series.
  • n. The act of connecting; the act of uniting, associating, or bringing into relation.
  • n. Sexual intercourse.
  • n. Relationship by family ties, more particularly by distant consanguinity or by marriage; hence, a relative, especially a distant one.
  • n. A circle of persons with whom one is brought into more or less intimate relation: as, a large business connection; hence, any member of such a circle.
  • n. An association or united body; a religious sect: as, the Methodist connection.
  • n. A series or set of circumstances or notions; a number of related notions or matters under consideration, or thought of together: especially in the phrases in this connection or in that connection (that is, in connection with the matter now, or then, mentioned or under discussion).
  • n. Synonyms Junction, etc. (see union); coherence, continuity, association, alliance, intercourse, communication, affinity.
  • n. Relative, etc. See relation.
  • n. Whatever connects or is used to connect; a connecting part or thing: as, hot-water connections.
  • n. Inductive series connection of induction motors or transformers, that is, such connection that the primary of the first apparatus connects to the supply-circuit, the secondary of the first to the primary of the second apparatus, the secondary of the second apparatus to the receiving-circuit or to the primary of a third apparatus, etc. Usually called concatenation or tandem connection.
  • n. A body of Methodists in England which seceded from the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (1797), advocating the distribution of power of government between the ministers and the laity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrumentality that connects
  • n. a supplier (especially of narcotics)
  • n. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • n. the state of being connected
  • n. (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
  • n. shifting from one form of transportation to another
  • n. the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
  • 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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • In this connection Irenæus employed the following categories: _restoring of the likeness of God in humanity_; _abolition of death_; _connection and union of man with God_; _adoption of men as sons of God and as gods_;

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  • I don't want to route all traffic over the VPN connection, so I did not check the «Send all traffic over VPN connection» setting.

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  • I know the point of the torture was to produce such a connection, but it might not have been necessary to waterboard al-Libi to get him to say ’yes’ to the suggestion of the ’connection’.

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  • And with books, the connection is already there, that's what makes it so hard.

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  • This can be a real benefit for those without a nearby wired connection, or if the connection is already being used by another device, such as a cable or satellite box or a Web-enabled Blu-ray player ..

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  • The DSL service was down, first time in a year, and in that year I had built a fair amount of stuff on the assumption that the connection is there.

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  • But if the connection is a necessary one (and we in fact presuppose that it is), then there has to be a being which is necessarily non-malicious, necessarily infallible, and which exercizes beneficent control over natural processes and entities, and over any super - or non-natural entities.

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  • Yesterday they were finishing the last 100 yards at the north end (Esquinapa) where it ties in to the already open cuota and on the south end at Rosa Morada the connection is already complete and only has orange cones blocking entry.

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  • Sure, when the connection from the rooftop antenna is made directly into the computer everything works fine, but when the connection is then switched to the router the signal degrades and eventually dies.

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  • This rule now tells the device to only check TCP packets where the connection is already established.

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