Connection



[kuh-nek-shuh n] /kəˈnɛk ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or state of .
2.
the state of being :
the connection between cause and effect.
3.
anything that ; a connecting part; link; bond:
an electrical connection.
4.
association; relationship:
the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.
5.
a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
6.
association with or development of something observed, imagined, discussed, etc.:
to make a connection between the smell of smoke and the presence of fire; I have a few thoughts in connection with your last remarks.
7.
contextual relation; context, as of a word.
8.
the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers:
There are good connections between buses in Chicago.
9.
Often, connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another:
to miss connections.
10.
a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections:
My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.
11.
a relative, especially by marriage or distant blood relationship.
12.
Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.
13.
a source of supply for goods, material, etc., that is scarce, difficult, or illegal to obtain:
a connection to obtain guns and ammunition for the rebels.
14.
a group of persons who are connected, as by political or religious ties.
15.
Usually, connections. associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, especially representing or having some influence or power:
European connections; good connections in Congress.
16.
a religious denomination:
the Methodist connection.
17.
a channel of communication:
a bad telephone connection.
18.
sexual intercourse.
/kəˈnɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act or state of connecting; union
2.
something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond
3.
a relationship or association
4.
logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence
5.
the relation of a word or phrase to its context: in this connection the word has no political significance
6.
(often pl) an acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige
7.
a relative, esp if distant and related by marriage
8.

9.
(pl) (NZ) the persons owning or controlling a racehorse
10.
a link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system
11.
a communications link between two points, esp by telephone
12.
(slang) a supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin
13.
(rare) sexual intercourse
14.
(rare) a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices
n.

late 14c., conneccion, later connexioun (mid-15c.), from Old French connexion, from Latin connexionem (nominative connexio) “a binding or joining together,” from *connexare, frequentative of conectere “to fasten together, to tie, join together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + nectere “to bind, tie” (see nexus).

Spelling shifted from connexion to connection (especially in American English) mid-18c. under influence of connect, abetted by affection, direction, etc.

connection con·nec·tion (kə-něk’shən)
n.

noun

A seller of narcotics; a person who can get drugs; pusher (1925s+ Narcotics)

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