What does connection mean?

Definitions for connection
kəˈnɛk ʃəncon·nec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word connection.

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"

GCIDE

  1. Connection(n.)

    any relationship between things or events; association; alliance; as, a causal connection between interest rates and stock prices.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  2. Connection(n.)

    something that connects other objects.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  3. Connection(n.)

    (Transportation) a vehicle in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the departing vehicle of a connection; as, my connection leaves four hours after my arrival; I missed my connection. A connection may be more specifically referred to as a connecting flight, a connecting train, etc.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  4. Connection(n.)

    (Transportation) 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; as, we can get a connection at Newark to continue on to Paris; -- most commonly used of airplanes, trains, and buses arriving and departing at the same terminal.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  5. Connection(n.)

    (Transportation) the transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to continue a journey; as, the connection was made in Copenhagen; -- most commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  6. Connection(n.)

    (Commerce) a vendor who can supply desired materials at a favorable price, or under conditions when other sources are unavailable; as, to get a bargain from one's connection in the jewelry trade; to have connections for the purchase of marijuana; -- often used in the pl..

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

Wiktionary

  1. connection(Noun)

    The act of connecting.

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

  2. connection(Noun)

    The point at which two or more things are connected.

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

  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.

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

  4. connection(Noun)

    An established communications or transportation link.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  2. Connection(noun)

    that which connects or joins together; bond; tie

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  4. Connection(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. connection

    A form of communication or telecommunications.

    The broadband connection was perfect.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  2. connection

    A form of transport that is scheduled to ensure it connects to a specific form of transport timetable.

    The airport bus runs all day every day to ensure people can make connections anytime.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  3. connection

    An item or product that connects.

    The TV connection was simple, very easy to ceate.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  
  4. connection

    To feel, know and understand the soul of a human being and the love we share.

    We have connections to people through our hearts and souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  5. connection

    To feel, know, understand and see practical, logical and rational cause and effect.

    She could see the connections easily as she viewed things nonjudgmentally.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

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

How to pronounce connection?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say connection in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of connection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of connection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of connection in a Sentence

  1. Eric Garcetti:

    CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We outweigh the risks of our situation for other goals, health benefits of connection, and normal routine. It can make people vulnerable to suggestions to bend COVID-19 safety guidelines, she said. We initially may have been fearful, but as we start to gain control we become more confident to confront situations that may have scared us. As a result, as the pandemic continues, some of us have adjusted and started to underestimate the actual threat, ignore situational hazards, and dont take COVID-19 risks as seriously. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Collin Reiff, a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health, likened caution fatigue to swimming in the ocean. People go swimming in the ocean, a potentially dangerous place, and dont take flotation devices with them. If you dont see anyone drown, you feel fine doing it, he said. But if we hear that 100,000 people died [while swimming in the ocean], and 180,000 could drown by October, you would see more people wearing a flotation device, he said, referringto a recent report that U.S. coronavirus deaths are projected to reach 180,000 by the beginning of October unless the majority of people start wearing face masks. Reiff also hypothesized that cognitive dissonance might play a part in those who find themselves having a more lax attitude toward recommended safety precautions. Experts still recommend safety precautions such as practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a face covering while in public. (iStock) I think some of it is fatigue, but I think another part of it is that a lot of people havent been [as directly] impacted by the novel coronavirus, he said, noting that the virus had a more direct impact on those living in cities that were hit hard at the start of the pandemic, such as New York City and Philadelphia. CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 60 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENTS ON SPRING BREAK TRIP TO MEXICO It may not be so much fatigue but their experience with COVID [the precautions] are not convenient for me any longer.

  2. Madhulika Guhathakurta:

    Instead of being able to collect data from one spot or for just a few minutes, this eclipse is providing that window of opportunity to observe the corona over a long period of time, this is also an opportunity to test out novel instruments and our models also to see how well are they working. And it's scientifically important because of this sun, moon and Earth connection.

  3. Algene Sajery:

    Myself and my colleague worked really closely with them, talked to them all the time ... they're just such good people, there's a personal connection there.

  4. Kristen Race:

    We don't experience as much connection as we did a generation ago. We no longer live in multigenerational homes. We communicate differently, very much through screens or phones or texts, and all of that really impacts our happiness.

  5. Susan Hassig:

    Tulane University certainly gave me pause, because Tulane University was so high. And then I looked at all the parishes near Tulane University, and they were also elevated, in epidemiology, we call that an ecologic correlation. So it's a big factor that connects and fits a pattern. But unless we can make the connection at the individual level, it's not something that we can really act upon.

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  • صلة, علاقةArabic
  • свързване, връзка, съединениеBulgarian
  • spojeníCzech
  • forbindelseDanish
  • Anschluss, VerbindungGerman
  • ανταπόκριση, σύνδεσηGreek
  • komunikiĝo, interligiteco, konekto, kunligoEsperanto
  • confianza, conexión, llamada, vinculaciónSpanish
  • seos, seostamine, ühendus, ühendamineEstonian
  • اتصالPersian
  • jatkoyhteys, yhteys, yhdistäminenFinnish
  • connexion, rapport, correspondance, complicité, lienFrench
  • חיבור, קשר, קישורHebrew
  • संबंधHindi
  • hubungan, koneksiIndonesian
  • connessione, coincidenzaItalian
  • חיבורHebrew
  • 連結, 連絡, 関係, 通信, 縁故, 結合Japanese
  • nexusLatin
  • jungtis, ryšys, sujungimasLithuanian
  • moumourangaMāori
  • penyambunganMalay
  • verbinding, connectieDutch
  • conexão, junção, ligaçãoPortuguese
  • legătură, conexiune, relație, joncțiune, conectare, îmbinare, legare, unireRomanian
  • пересадка, связь, соединениеRussian
  • förbindelseSwedish
  • సంధానంTelugu
  • bağlantı, aktarma, bağ, bağlanmaTurkish
  • کنکشنUrdu

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