What does connection mean?

Definitions for connection
kəˈnɛk ʃəncon·nec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. connection, connexion, connectednessnoun

    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, connectednessnoun

    the state of being connected

    "the connection between church and state is inescapable"

  3. connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectivenoun

    an instrumentality that connects

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

  4. connectionnoun

    (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, connexionnoun

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

    "conditioning is a form of learning by association"

  6. connection, connexion, linknoun

    a connecting shape

  7. connectionnoun

    a supplier (especially of narcotics)

  8. connection, connexionnoun

    shifting from one form of transportation to another

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

  9. joining, connection, connexionnoun

    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. Connectionnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  2. Connectionnoun

    something that connects other objects.

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  3. Connectionnoun

    (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. Connectionnoun

    (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. Connectionnoun

    (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. Connectionnoun

    (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. connectionnoun

    The act of connecting.

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

  2. connectionnoun

    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. connectionnoun

    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. connectionnoun

    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. connectionnoun

    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. Connectionnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  2. Connectionnoun

    that which connects or joins together; bond; tie

    Etymology: [Cf. Connexion.]

  3. Connectionnoun

    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. Connectionnoun

    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?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Ken Okuyama:

    Automakers have used existing technology and road infrastructure to create cars which have an emotional connection with drivers. This is how they have been adding value to their products, but cars have become commodity products, and, as such, they have to become more functional and even more affordable.

  2. Tim Donnelly:

    Think about that, but we will never hear that from Ayatollah Obama because that's what he really is, he is, in whatever way, I don't know what his connection to the Muslim Brotherhood is, but he's got them in all kinds of positions of power, other smarter people than me have have laid out the case and shown who these people are. I'm just seeing the result. You're seeing the results. You've been asking yourself, 'Why is it that he won't actually call Islamic jihadism, Islamic jihadism? Why is it that he's so passionate about taking away your guns, taking away your First Amendment, your right to speak the truth about this great evil?' But that's because it works. That's because it's part of a plan. That's because the left has always been more organized. They've had playbooks because they have people that get paid in the ivory towers to concoct these plans.

  3. Kevin Yu:

    Any time that I'm under a lot of duress, I started realizing that I clench my stomach, when I looked back on my life, I started to realize how much a connection there was between my brain and my stomach.

  4. Ron Bamieh:

    The Bundy’s and their group, I see that, that’s key, but the group of protestors they’re going after so aggressively, that’s where I have trouble making the connection.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The addiction to selfie is enough proof to see how that person feels alone & aloof and loves only oneself, not a bit to others and women surpass men often in this connection.

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Translations for connection

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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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