1. [ noun ] a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
Synonyms: connectedness connexion

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

Related terms: unconnectedness relation relevance alliance bridge series involvement relatedness communication linkage concatenation connected unconnected
2. [ noun ] the state of being connected
Synonyms: connectedness link

"the connection between church and state is inescapable"

Related terms: disjunction union coherence contact interconnection concatenation lifeline relate
3. [ noun ] an instrumentality that connects
Synonyms: connector connecter connective connexion

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

Related terms: instrumentality telephone_line yoke attachment hookup junction temporary_hookup slip_ring hitch ground backbone jumper connect plug_in
4. [ 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"

Related terms: acquaintance plural
5. [ noun ] the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Synonyms: association connexion

"conditioning is a form of learning by association"

Related terms: memory colligation relate
6. [ noun ] a connecting shape
Synonyms: link connexion
Related terms: shape articulation node
7. [ noun ] (business) a supplier (especially of narcotics)
Related terms: supplier narcotic
8. [ noun ] (transportation) shifting from one form of transportation to another
Synonyms: connexion

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

Related terms: transportation connect
9. [ noun ] the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
Synonyms: connexion connecting joining

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

Related terms: change_of_integrity encounter approximation interconnection fastening intersection convergence hit junction concatenation articulation join join get_in_touch connect connect
Similar spelling:   connect