- One who connects.
- A device (or, more precisely, a mating pair of devices, often a plug and a socket) for connecting together two wires, cables, or hoses, allowing electricity or fluid to flow but also allowing easy disconnection and reconnection when necessary.
- A highway or freeway road which connects to another highway or freeway. It can be part of an interchange or a longer roadway such as the 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) U.S. Route 24 Connector.
- (computing) A line connecting two shapes in presentation software.
- (computing) A software component that provides access from an application program to an external database or data source, such as a JDBC connector.
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connector - Computer Definition
A simple device that physically links, couples, or connects, two things together. A male connector has pins that fit into the sockets, or receptacles, of a female connector, as the connectors mate. A male connector sometimes is referred to as a plug, and a female connector as a jack.
(1) Any plug and socket that links two devices together. Although taken for granted and rarely in the limelight, connectors are a huge industry, and the quality of these components is more critical than most people would imagine. When not designed or constructed properly, they often become the weakest element in an electronic system. See CLINKS.
(2) In database management, a link or pointer between two data structures.
(3) In flowcharting, a symbol used to break a sequence and resume the sequence elsewhere. It is often a small circle with a number in it.