• IPA: /kəˈnɛkʃən/


  1. (uncountable) The act of connecting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. (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.
  6. A kinship relationship between people.
  7. An individual who is related to oneself, through either family or business.
    I have some connections in Lancashire.
  8. (mathematics) A set of sets that contains the empty set, all one-element sets for any element that is included in any of the sets, and the union of any group of sets that are elements where the intersections of those sets is non-empty.
  9. coherence; lack of disjointedness
  10. (religion) The description for a Methodist denomination as a whole, as opposed to its constituent churches, circuits, districts and conferences.
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