• WordNet 3.6
    • n connection the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication) "the joining of hands around the table","there was a connection via the internet"
    • n connection shifting from one form of transportation to another "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
    • n connection an instrumentality that connects "he soldered the connection","he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
    • n connection the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
    • n connection a supplier (especially of narcotics)
    • n connection (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship) "he has powerful connections"
    • n connection a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it) "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
    • n connection a connecting shape
    • n connection the state of being connected "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency
Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life
Connections for a Bi-unial Lantern Connections for a Bi-unial Lantern

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building
    • Connection a communications channel; as, my cell phone had a bad connection .
    • Connection A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
    • Connection (Transportation) a vehicle in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the departing vehicle of a connection{9; as, my connection leaves four hours after my arrival; I missed my connection .
    • Connection (Commerce) a vendor who can supply desired materials at a favorable price, or under conditions when other sources are unavailable; as, to get a bargain from one's connection in the jewelry trade; to have connections for the purchase of marijuana; -- often used in the pl..
    • Connection any relationship between things or events; association; alliance; as, a causal connection between interest rates and stock prices. "He [Algazel] denied the possibility of a known connection between cause and effect.""The eternal and inseparable connection between virtue and happiness.""Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things."
    • Connection something that connects other objects.
    • Connection That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
    • Connection The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; the act or process of bringing two things into contact; junction; union; as, the connection between church and state is inescapable; the connection of pipes of different diameters requires an adapter.
    • Connection The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection . "Men elevated by powerful connection .""At the head of a strong parliamentary connection .""Whose names, forces, connections , and characters were perfectly known to him."
    • Connection (Psychol) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination.
    • Connection (Transportation) the scheduled arrival of one vehicle and departure of a second, sufficiently close in time and place to allow the departing vehicle serve as a means of continuing a journey begun or continued in the first vehicle; as, we can get a connection at Newark to continue on to Paris; -- most commonly used of airplanes, trains, and buses arriving and departing at the same terminal.
    • Connection (Transportation) the transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to continue a journey; as, the connection was made in Copenhagen; -- most commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers.
    • Connection usually plural) an acquaintance or acquaintances who are influential or in a position of power and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); as, he has powerful connections .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.
    • n connection The state of being connected or joined; union by junction, by an intervening substance or medium, by dependence or relation, or by order in a series.
    • n connection The act of connecting; the act of uniting, associating, or bringing into relation.
    • n connection Sexual intercourse.
    • n connection Relationship by family ties, more particularly by distant consanguinity or by marriage; hence, a relative, especially a distant one.
    • n connection A circle of persons with whom one is brought into more or less intimate relation: as, a large business connection; hence, any member of such a circle.
    • n connection An association or united body; a religious sect: as, the Methodist connection.
    • n connection A series or set of circumstances or notions; a number of related notions or matters under consideration, or thought of together: especially in the phrases in this connection or in that connection (that is, in connection with the matter now, or then, mentioned or under discussion).
    • n connection Synonyms Junction, etc. (see union); coherence, continuity, association, alliance, intercourse, communication, affinity.
    • n connection Relative, etc. See relation.
    • n connection Whatever connects or is used to connect; a connecting part or thing: as, hot-water connections.
    • n connection Inductive series connection of induction motors or transformers, that is, such connection that the primary of the first apparatus connects to the supply-circuit, the secondary of the first to the primary of the second apparatus, the secondary of the second apparatus to the receiving-circuit or to the primary of a third apparatus, etc. Usually called concatenation or tandem connection.
    • n connection A body of Methodists in England which seceded from the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (1797), advocating the distribution of power of government between the ministers and the laity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with Russian Far East provinces. It is 9,288.2 kilometres (5,787 miles) long and spans 8 time zones.
    • ns Connection act of connecting: that which connects: a body or society held together by a bond: coherence: intercourse: context: relation: intimacy: a relative
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.”
  • Anais Nin
    “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.”
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    “Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.”
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    “If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.”


Connect the dots - When you connect the dots, you understand the connections and relationships.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Connexion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and nectĕre, to tie.


In literature:

Inside the room, we made connection with a newscaster's blaring voice.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
All these latter emblems come together as a rule, with a connecting thread binding them to each other.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
Not connection with it, but connection with Him, brings us 'within.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
We shall find later that it is essentially connected with the perfection of the air breathing to which this group has attained.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
MUSCLES; their Constitution, Use, and Connection with the Bones.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
With this labor Mrs. Bickerdyke's connection with the sanitary work of the army ceased.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
If they do not comply with the first summons of the parents, the latter finally sever connection with them.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
In those times art was closely connected with industry, which was entirely manual and individual.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
He used wrought-iron tubes connected at the front and rear with standpipes through intermediate connections.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Connecting Up the Plates.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The plates are then built up so as to connect the sheets which require to be connected, and to insulate the other set.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
How is I THINK, BOYS connected with the rest of the speech?
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Sometimes it is seen as a magnificent organization intimately connected with the machinery of government.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The cause of a disease is important, not only in connection with diagnosis, but also in connection with treatment.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
These were connecting links between two kinds of life, savage and civilized.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
Fiacc founded two Churches with which his name is intimately connected.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
This was first effected by Professor Morse, who, in 1842, sent signals across the Susquehanna River without metallic connections of any sort.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
His sons became more connected with Rome than England.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
A good many people seem to get a living at it, yet there is not much mystery connected with it.
"Sharps and Flats" by John Nevil Maskelyne
Brake lever connecting rod Bielle de levier de frein.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In poetry:

And in hundreds of newspapers,
He tones up ideas and thoughts;
In connection with his people,
To show what they have wrought.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
No death manifests in the number
that connected the two of us.
Nothing is in the apparatus
other than the hissing of eternity.
"Telephone" by Gerrit Achterberg
But poverty ---- — evil
Will keep you in bondage for life,
Twill change your connection ----
And make a poor slave of your wife.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
He cannot, nor do they, the tale connect;
For never singer in the land had been
Who him for theme did not reject:
Spurned of the hoof that sprang the Hippocrene.
"Bellerophon" by George Meredith
Enough—the Centenarian's story ends;
The two, the past and present, have interchanged;
I myself, as connecter, as chansonnier of a great future, am now
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman
Not a cloud stairway, nor ladder long,
Connects this earth with the land of song;
The Saviour bends from the opening skies--
He smiles in love, and our souls arise.
"The Clouds" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Oakland County connection Saturday night.
There's so much here, and we're still connecting the dots.
The current exhibit at MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology is not just about showcasing works of art — it's about showing others how the past and the present are truly connected.
Tribe connects to Vietnam sailors who served on ship named after them.
Connecting Anxious Parents and Educators, at $450 an Hour.
Two teenage girls and a 28-year-old man are arrested, while two others are sought, in connection.
Sexual connection between mind and body less consistent for women.
And the fact that they continue to connect on such a massive scale without the slightest hint of compromise just makes it even more impressive.
7.1.1 Artery may be inaccessible due to periarterial tissues (overlying muscle, connective tissue, or fat).
New online startup to connect military with jobs.
Dad Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) struggles to connect to son Max (Max Burkholder), who has Asperger syndrome, on NBC's "Parenthood".
Fashion followers find the only must-have for information, ideas is an Internet connection.
A stolen and loaded assault rifle was found inside a child's bedroom closet by Mount Olive police who have charged Lashawn McCullen, 27, 108 E Kornegay St, in connection with the theft of the weapon.
Planning Department recognizes 'local to global connection' for first time.
Game publisher Ubisoft has already caught flack for its games' digital rights management (DRM), which requires an Internet connection to play, but today the company felt some heat when its always-connected DRM opened some players to malware.

In science:

Since Gn is connected and Mn is simply connected it follows that Kn is connected.
The Paley-Wiener Theorem and Limits of Symmetric Spaces
They can also be defined for the gravitational field since in that system too one has a (Levi-Civita or otherwise) connection, akin to the Yang-Mills connection in that it carries frame indices analogous to the isotopic indices of ther YM connection.
New Chern-Simons densities in both odd and even dimensions
So C is an extension of the definably compact connected group C1 by the definably compact definably connected group R/W , hence is also definably compact and definably connected.
Connected components of definable groups and o-minimality I
Then f (G) is a connected semialgebraic subgroup of A(K ) so is definably compact and commutative, and the semialgebraic connected component of the group of K -points of L is a definably connected definable subgroup of GL(n, K ) for some n.
Connected components of definable groups and o-minimality I
Connect paths in bG according to Q which are missing as follows: If both h1 and h2 are assigned in bG, connect h1 and h2 in bG and assign length bl(h1 , h2 ; Q) if they are not already connected in bG.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
We prove that no connectivity can take place with high probability for a range of parameters r, c and completely characterize the connectivity threshold (in c) for values of r close the critical value for connectivity in the underlying random geometric graph.
Connectivity threshold for Bluetooth graphs
When det( ˜X ) 6= 0 the equations (8) can be solved for the connection Ai and the equation (9) implies that the resulting SO(3, C) connection is the self-dual part of the metric-compatible spin connection.
New Action Principle for General Relativity
As in the proof of Theorem 2.9 in , the group L is locally connected, and since U is connected, the group L must actually be connected.
Definable quotients of locally definable groups
The G-metric big connection ∇ defined by the connections (2.8) is called the canonical big connection of G; one can see that ∇ coincides with the connection defined by Gualtieri and Ellwood .
Dirac structures on generalized Riemannian manifolds
If ∇ is a G-metric big connection that commutes with τ , then, the E -connection induced by ∇ on E is the E -LeviCivita connection and the structure τ is of the K¨ahler type.
Dirac structures on generalized Riemannian manifolds
The representation (2) thus shows that the θ-stable random lamination is connected to the θstable tree in the same way as the Brownian triangulation is connected to the Brownian CRT (see for applications of the latter connection).
Random stable laminations of the disk
Then passing to real points, D1(R) is a connected Lie group, Γ1 (R) is a connected closed subgroup, and D3(R) is a connected semisimple Lie group, moreover they are all semialgebraic.
Connected components of definable groups, and o-minimality II
If A ⊆ Zd is a finite ∗-connected set without Zd -hole, then ∂A is ∗-connected, and ∂ ∗A is Zd -connected.
Lyapunov exponents, shape theorems and large deviations for the random walk in random potential
By part (5) of Proposition 5.4, we know that ∆g (x) and ∆g (y ) are Zd -connected sets, so there exists a path γ 1 connecting the end-point of γx to z that stays inside ∆g (x), and a path γ 2 connecting z to the end-point of γy that stays inside ∆g (y ).
Lyapunov exponents, shape theorems and large deviations for the random walk in random potential
Is Σ connected (which would imply, by general results on pseudospectra [40, Theorem 4.3], that also Σp ε is connected)? In fact, is Σ simply-connected? What is the geometry of the boundary of Σ, and the geometry of the sets σn , the finite-dimensional analogues of Σ (cf.
On the Spectra and Pseudospectra of a Class of Non-Self-Adjoint Random Matrices and Operators