|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||unconnectedness relation relevance alliance bridge series involvement relatedness communication linkage concatenation connected unconnected|
|2.||[ noun ] the state of being connected|
"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|
"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
|Related terms:||memory colligation relate|
|6.||[ noun ] a connecting shape|
|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|
"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|