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

  • n. The quality or condition of being connected or connective.
  • n. The ability to make and maintain a connection between two or more points in a telecommunications system: a phone company that offers excellent Internet connectivity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being connected
  • n. The ability to make a connection between two or more points in a network
  • n. In a graph, a measure of concatenated adjacency (the number of ways that points are connected to each other)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mathematics, the order of connection.

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

  • n. the property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections


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  • We developed in our rooms what we call a connectivity panel, part of our television sets so you can plug in your ipod and listen to music on the speakers from the TV.

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  • The price of the connectivity is then shared between the users, with no extra fees.

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  • The organisers say the event would contribute to what it called connectivity across African borders.

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  • Best Buy has combined several of its retail groups to into what it calls a "connectivity business group".

  • "A key ingredient here is what we call connectivity -- does the cause the philanthropist supports have implications for other issues?"


  • Presumably all this connectivity is limiting an old-fashioned kind of connectivity that used to be a hallmark of the artists colony: after-hours bedhopping, as when John Cheever — at Yaddo in 1971 — enjoyed what biographer Blake Bailey called a "satisfactory tryst with a painter exactly half his age."

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  • Then it explores how those devices became a source of pervasive connectedness to friends, family, lovers and co-workers -- a completely different kind of connectivity from the "other-world" internet space experienced through personal computers.

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  • Because Wikipanion caches the downloaded articles, I can store pages for viewing later, perhaps when network connectivity is poor.

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  • Yes, connectivity is good for affinity groups, fundraising, petitioning, and meet-ups, but it doesn't inspire or drive people power, which is the only antidote to money power.

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