Definitions for Connectionkəˈnɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•nec•tionkəˈnɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or state of connecting.

  2. the state of being connected.

  3. anything that connects; link:

    an electrical connection.

  4. association; relationship:

    no connection with any other firm of the same name.

  5. logical association or development; mental association:

    to make a connection between two events; in connection with your last remark.

  6. contextual relation; context, as of a word.

  7. Usu., connections. associates, relatives, or friends, esp. considered as having influence or power.

  8. the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers.

  9. Often, connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another:

    to miss connections.

  10. the conveyance boarded in making connections.

  11. a channel of communication.

  12. a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.

  13. a relative, esp. by marriage or distant blood relationship.

  14. a person who sells illegal drugs.

    Category: Status (usage)

  15. a source of supply, esp. for scarce or illegal materials or goods.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. a group of persons connected as by political or religious ties.

  17. sexual intercourse.

Origin of connection:

1350–1400; ME conneccioun, connexioun (< MF) < L connexiō <connect(ere) to connect

con•nec′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. connection, connexion, connectedness(noun)

    a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)

    "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"

  2. connection, link, connectedness(noun)

    the state of being connected

    "the connection between church and state is inescapable"

  3. connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective(noun)

    an instrumentality that connects

    "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

  4. connection(noun)

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

    "he has powerful connections"

  5. association, connection, connexion(noun)

    the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

    "conditioning is a form of learning by association"

  6. connection, connexion, link(noun)

    a connecting shape

  7. connection(noun)

    a supplier (especially of narcotics)

  8. connection, connexion(noun)

    shifting from one form of transportation to another

    "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"

  9. joining, connection, connexion(noun)

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

    "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. connection(noun)əˈnɛk ʃən

    a relationship between ideas, events, things, or people

    the connection between job satisfaction and happiness; no connection with/to this case

  2. connectionəˈnɛk ʃən

    a feeling of liking and understanding

    She felt a strong connection to the girl.

  3. connectionəˈnɛk ʃən

    the process of joining to a service supplier, or the service supplied

    an Internet/electricity connection

  4. connectionəˈnɛk ʃən

    a plane, bus, or train that allows a traveler to continue their trip

    I missed my connection in New York.

  5. connectionəˈnɛk ʃən

    a place where wires connect

    a loose connection in the wires

Wiktionary

  1. connection(Noun)

    The act of connecting.

  2. connection(Noun)

    The point at which two or more things are connected.

  3. connection(Noun)

    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. connection(Noun)

    An established communications or transportation link.

  5. connection(Noun)

    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.

  6. Origin: From connexion, from connexio, from connecto, an alternative spelling of conecto, from compound of co- and necto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connection(noun)

    the act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship

  2. Connection(noun)

    that which connects or joins together; bond; tie

  3. Connection(noun)

    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

  4. Connection(noun)

    the persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection

Freebase

  1. Connection

    Connection is essential to all partner dancing and is the primary means to communicate synchronized dance movement between the lead and follow. It is especially important in Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Balboa, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Contra dance, Modern Jive and other styles of partner dance. Other forms of communication, such as visual cues or spoken cues, are often considered to spoil the dance, unless used in specific circumstances, e.g., practicing figures, or figures which are purposely danced without physical connection. Connection can be used to transmit power and energy as well as information and signals - some dance forms are at one extreme of pure power, and others will be at the other extreme of pure signaling, but most are probably a mixture of both. Following and leading in a partner dance is accomplished by maintaining a physical connection called the frame that allows the leader to transmit body movement to the follower, and for the follower to suggest ideas to the leader. A frame is a stable structural combination of both bodies maintained through the dancers' arms and/or legs. Connection occurs in both open and closed dance positions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Connection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2854

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Connection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4583

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Connection' in Nouns Frequency: #834


Translations for Connection

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

connection(noun)

something that connects or is connected

a faulty electrical connection.

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