Definition of Connection

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"

Exact synonyms: Connectedness, Connexion
Generic synonyms: Relation
Specialized synonyms: Series, Alliance, Bond, Linkage, Communication, Concatenation, Bridge, Involvement, Relevance, Relevancy, Relatedness
Attributes: Connected, Unconnected
Derivative terms: Connected, Connected
Antonyms: Unconnectedness

2. Noun. The state of being connected. "The connection between church and state is inescapable"

3. Noun. An instrumentality that connects. "He didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

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"
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Acquaintance, Friend
Derivative terms: Connect

5. Noun. The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination. "Conditioning is a form of learning by association"
Exact synonyms: Association, Connexion
Generic synonyms: Memory, Remembering
Specialized synonyms: Colligation
Derivative terms: Associate, Connect, Connect

6. Noun. A connecting shape.
Exact synonyms: Connexion, Link
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Specialized synonyms: Node, Articulation, Join, Joint, Junction, Juncture

7. Noun. A supplier (especially of narcotics).
Category relationships: Narcotic
Generic synonyms: Provider, Supplier

8. Noun. Shifting from one form of transportation to another. "The plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
Exact synonyms: Connexion
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transfer, Transferral, Transport, Transportation
Derivative terms: Connect, Connect

9. Noun. The act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication). "There was a connection via the internet"

Definition of Connection

1. n. The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.

Definition of Connection

1. Noun. The act of connecting. ¹

2. Noun. The point at which two or more things are connected. ¹

3. Noun. A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people. ¹

4. Noun. An established communications or transportation link. ¹

5. Noun. (transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service ¹

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Definition of Connection

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Connection

1. A union of elements or things; a connecting structure. Synonym: connexus, conexus. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Connection

connecting flight
connecting peptide
connecting rod
connecting rods
connecting room
connecting stalk
connecting the dots
connecting tubule
connecting tubules
connective tissue
connective tissue activating peptide III
connective tissue cell
connective tissue cells
connective tissue disease

Literary usage of Connection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green (1874)
"But this conclusion beyond the impressions of our senses can be founded only on the connection of cause and effect ; nor can we otherwise have any security ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Subsequently, however, his connection with New England became an advantage to the colonies, um) in 1<>}0 Massachusetts merchants in ..."

3. Proceedings (1877)
"THE subject of the collection and treatment of the refuse of towns in connection with the general question of sewage disposal, has of late had considerable ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1900)
"CHAPTER VII Connection of Civil and Political Associations THERE is only one country on the face of the earth where the citizens enjoy unlimited freedom of ..."

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