- An example of a connection is the link between peanut butter and jelly.
- An example of conncection is the link between a mom and her kids.
- An example of connection is the location where your pipes join your water heater.
- An example of connection is plugging in a clock so it gets power.
- a joining or being joined; coupling; union
- a part or thing that joins; means of joining
- a relationship; association; specif.,
- the relation between things that depend on, involve, or follow each other; causal relationship
- the logical linking together of words or ideas; coherence
- the relationship of a word or statement to the context, as it affects the meaning: in that connection, let me say this
- affinity as by family ties, business, or common interests
- : usually used in pl.
- a relative, as by distant kinship or marriage
- a business associate or acquaintance, esp. an influential one through whom one can get special favors
- [often pl.] the act or a means of transferring from one train, bus, etc. to another in the course of a journey
- a group of people associated together as in politics, business, or worship
- a religious sect or denomination
- a telephone or telegraph line between points
- a person who sells narcotics illicitly to addicts
- a narcotics sale or purchase
- Elec. a circuit
Origin of connectionMiddle English conneccioun from Classical Latin connexio from connexus, past participle of connectere: see connect
in connection with
- together with; in conjunction with
- with reference to
- a. The act of connecting.b. The state of being connected.
- One that connects; a link: made a connection between the two pipes.
- An association or relationship: an obvious connection between the two crimes.
- The logical or intelligible ordering of words or ideas; coherence.
- Reference or relation to something else; context: In this connection, the agreement can be seen as a step toward peace.
- A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests: used her connections to land a job.
- A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation: missed my connection in Miami.
- A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system: established a connection to the internet.
- A means or channel of communication: couldn't hear due to the bad phone connection.
- Slang a. A drug dealer.b. A purchase of illegal drugs.
(countable and uncountable, plural connections)
- (uncountable) The act of connecting.
- The point at which two or more things are connected.
- the connection between overeating and obesity
- My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
- 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.
- An established communications or transportation link.
- computers linked by a network connection
- I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection.
- (transport) 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.
- A kinship relationship between people.
connection - Computer Definition
From the Latin connectere, meaning to bind together. 1. A physical joining of two or more things. 2. In telecommunications, a physical joining of two stations or nodes by a circuit, perhaps comprising multiple links. See also circuit, link, node, physical, and station. 3. A physical joining of two conductors accomplished with a mechanical splice or fusion splice. See also conductor, fusion splice, mechanical splice, and physical. 4. A logical relationship or association of two or more things.