Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geometry, one of the ranges determined by n coplanar points (‘dots’) in a polystigm.
  • noun One who or that which connects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A flexible tube for connecting the ends of glass tubes in pneumatic experiments.
  • noun A device for holding two parts of an electrical conductor in contact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device (or, more precisely, a mating pair of devices, often a plug and a socket) for connecting together two wires, cables, or hoses, allowing electricity or fluid to flow but also allowing easy disconnection and reconnection when necessary.
  • noun A highway or freeway road which connects to another highway or freeway. It can be part of an interchange or a longer roadway such as the 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) U.S. Route 24 Connector.
  • noun computing A line connecting two shapes in presentation software.
  • noun computing A software component that provides access from an application program to an external database or data source, such as a JDBC connector.

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

  • noun an instrumentality that connects

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

connect +‎ -or

Examples

  • We established what we called a connector, a place where individuals could go to buy policies from any company, and that connector would in turn send their premiums on to those companies.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2008

  • Korean Air's new strategy was to try to become the main connector between Asia and cities in North America, and to target international travelers headed for Japanese cities other than Tokyo.

    Korean Air Flies Further For Growth

  • These extra-thin clients are known as "zero clients," and serve as the connector from the data center to the user's monitor, printer and peripherals.

    Beware The Lure Of The Zero Client

  • This week, a patent came to light for a “cartridge for electronic game machine,” which looks like an elongated cartridge for a Nintendo DS game system — complete with the same 17-pin connector at the bottom (yes, I counted).

    Patent Hunter: Nintendo « PubliCola

  • That western section of the connector is scheduled to open late this year or early next.

    D.C. area's road projects from bird's-eye view

  • You can physically attach the iPad keyboard to either through the 30-pin connector, but the software in the device would have no idea of how to handle the input because there are no device drivers.

    2010 January « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • It will also include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a speaker, microphone, compass and 30-pin connector to plug into iPod accessories.

    Apple unveils $499 iPad tablet

  • You can physically attach the iPad keyboard to either through the 30-pin connector, but the software in the device would have no idea of how to handle the input because there are no device drivers.

    Will the iPad Get Third-Party Input Devices? « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • That western section of the connector is scheduled to open late this year or early next.

    D.C. area's road projects from bird's-eye view

  • Available at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Marts nationwide is DXG USA's DXG-567V HD camcorder, a $179 pocket cam that shoots 720p high-def video (1280 x 720, at 30 frames per second) and lets you connect the gadget to a PC's USB port with its built-in connector to directly upload video to a blog or YouTube.

    DXG USA debuts $179 HD camcorder

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