Definition of conection
1. connection [ n ] a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
Examples: "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
In this connection , it has been observed that the increasing number of Irish Catholics , priests and laity , in England , while certainly seen as good for Catholicism , is nevertheless a source of embarrassment for some of the more nationalistic English Catholics , especially when these Irishmen offer to remind their Christian brethren of this good .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Stephen_Vincent_Benet 's John_Brown's_Body comes immediately to mind in this connection , as does John_Steinbeck 's The_Grapes_of_Wrath and Carl_Sandburg 's The_People,_Yes .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I want , therefore , to discuss a second and quite different fruit of science , the connection between scientific understanding and fear .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
In this connection it should be capable of being disseminated without excessive destruction .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
The Dharma_Dictionary , a list of highly unusual terms used in connection with Eurasian proto-senility cults .Synonyms connection connectedness connexion Related Terms unconnectedness relation relevance alliance bridge series involvement relatedness communication linkage concatenation connected unconnected
2. connection [ n ] the state of being connected
Examples: "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
(The New York Times,...)
Philadelphia permitted him to seek a better connection after he had refused to reconsider his decision to end his career as a player .
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In searching for clues which might lead us to a fresh apprehension of the reality of spirit , the close connection between spirit and community is likely to prove the most fruitful .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Immediately , the film improved and it improved because in narrative it found a content based on time to complement its own unbreakable connection with time .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
As long_ago as 1851 it was pointed_out by Niepce ( 1851 ) that there is a connection between the pituitary and the thyroid .
This connection was clarified by Smith and Smith ( 1922 ) , who showed that saline extracts of fresh bovine pituitary_glands could re-activate the atrophied thyroids of hypophysectomised tadpoles .Synonyms connection connectedness link Related Terms disjunction union coherence contact interconnection concatenation lifeline relate
3. connection [ n ] an instrumentality that connects
Examples: "he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
As shown in Figure 1 , there is a connection for communication between every pair of points .
The completeness of the connections provide that , for N people , there are * * f lines of communication between the pairs , which can become a large_number ( 1225 ) for a party of fifty guests .
Looking at the diagram , we see that * * f connection lines come in to each member .
(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
She could not count the times Herman had rapped on the door , just a_couple_of bangs that shook the whole damned closet and might , someday , break_away the pipe connections from the wall .Synonyms connection connecter connector connective connexion Related Terms instrumentality telephone_line yoke attachment hookup junction temporary_hookup slip_ring hitch ground backbone jumper connect plug_in
4. connection [ n ] (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
Examples: "he has powerful connections"
(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
`` Connections '' was all he would say with that smooth hurt smile when I put leading questions .Synonyms connection Related Terms acquaintance plural
5. connection [ n ] the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Examples: "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
We shall not be able entirely to pass_over these connections to the East as we consider Ripe_Geometric pottery , the epic and the myth , and the religious evolution of early Greece ; the important point , however , is that these magnificent achievements , unlike those of later decades , were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models .Synonyms association connection connexion Related Terms memory colligation relate
6. connection [ n ] a connecting shapeSynonyms connexion link connection Related Terms shape articulation node
7. connection [ n ] a supplier (especially of narcotics)Synonyms connection Related Terms supplier narcotic
8. connection [ n ] shifting from one form of transportation to another
Examples: "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
9. connection [ n ] the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
Examples: "the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"
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