[kuh-nek-shuh n] /kəˈnɛk ʃən/
the act or state of .
the state of being :
the connection between cause and effect.
anything that ; a connecting part; link; bond:
an electrical connection.
the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.
a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
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.
contextual relation; context, as of a word.
the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers:
There are good connections between buses in Chicago.
Often, connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another:
to miss connections.
a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections:
My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.
a relative, especially by marriage or distant blood relationship.
Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.
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.
a group of persons who are connected, as by political or religious ties.
Usually, connections. associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, especially representing or having some influence or power:
European connections; good connections in Congress.
a religious denomination:
the Methodist connection.
a channel of communication:
a bad telephone connection.
the act or state of connecting; union
something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond
a relationship or association
logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence
the relation of a word or phrase to its context: in this connection the word has no political significance
(often pl) an acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige
a relative, esp if distant and related by marriage
(pl) (NZ) the persons owning or controlling a racehorse
a link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system
a communications link between two points, esp by telephone
(slang) a supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin
(rare) sexual intercourse
(rare) a small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices
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)
A seller of narcotics; a person who can get drugs; pusher (1925s+ Narcotics)
[kuh-nek-shuh-niz-uh m] /kəˈnɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun, Psychology. 1. the theory that all mental processes can be described as the operation of inherited or acquired bonds between stimulus and response. /kəˈnɛkʃənɪzəm/ noun 1. (psychol) the theory that the connections between brain cells mediate thought and govern behaviour noun an approach in artificial intelligence to recreate the […]
- Connectionless protocol
The data communication method in which communication occurs between hosts with no previous setup. Packets sent between two hosts may take different routes. UDP is a connectionless protocol. Also called packet switching. Contrast circuit switching, connection-oriented.
- Connection machine lisp
language Lisp with a parallel data structure, the ‘xapping’, an array of values assigned to an array of sites. [G.L. Steele et al, “Connection Machine LISP: Fine-Grained Parallel Symbolic Processing”, in Proc 1986 ACM Conf on LISP and Functional Prog, Aug 1986, pp.279-297]. [“Connection Machine LISP Reference Manual”, Thinking Machines Corp, Feb 1987]. (1995-02-28)
networking (Or “host-host layer”) The middle layer in the OSI seven layer model. The transport layer determines how to use the network layer to provide a virtual error-free, point to point connection so that host A can send messages to host B and they will arrive un-corrupted and in the correct order. It establishes and […]