• WordNet 3.6
    • adj connective connecting or tending to connect "connective remarks between chapters","connective tissue in animals","conjunctive tissue in plants"
    • n connective an instrumentality that connects "he soldered the connection","he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
    • n connective an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
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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
    • a Connective Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.
    • n Connective (Gram) That which connects
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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.
    • connective Having the power of connecting; serving or tending to connect; connecting.
    • n connective That which connects. Specifically— In grammar, a word used to connect words, clauses, and sentences. In the widest sense this term includes relatives and words derived from them, many adverbs, prepositions (as connecting verbs and adjectives with nouns, or one noun with another), and conjunctions; but it is most frequently applied to conjunctions, In botany, the portion of the filament which connects the two cells of an anther. See stamen, In anatomy and zoology, a nervous commissure; a cord between two ganglia: distinguished from ganglion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum.
    • adjs Connective (obs.) binding together
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  • William Butler Yeats
    “Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.”
  • Junius
    “Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.”
  • Adrienne Rich
    “The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.”
  • Erich Fromm
    “We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.”
  • Don Campbell
    Don Campbell
    “The more connections that can be made in the brain, the more integrated the experience is within memory.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and nectĕre, to tie.


In literature:

Tibetan tradition connects it with the Sakya family.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The first connection is but one, and the last connection is but one, while repeated connections may be many in number.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
These suspicions are connected with Welbeck, and Welbeck's connection with you is not unknown.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The east is connected in this place with a human figure.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
She realized this clearly when she first considered Charmian in connection with herself and him.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The cross streets connecting them are also handsomely built.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Some connect it with Turkey and Egypt under the name of "Khedive," or with a Russian game called "Yeralash.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The naval force consisted of a flotilla stationed at Rustchuk and Varna, where a canal connects Lake Devno with the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Alfred had never heard the word actor save in connection with a circus performer.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The connection with the mother may be more obvious.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence

In poetry:

a map of the states
The veins of hiways
Beauty of a map
Hidden connections
Fast trampled forest
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
So from the world of spirits there descends
A bridge of light, connecting it with this,
O'er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends,
Wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.
"Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No friendship will abide the test,
That stands on sordid interest,
Or mean self-love erected;
Nor such as may awhile subsist
Between the sot and sensualist,
For vicious ends connected.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
The characters I've chosen here,
With ages past connected,
In order placed, at once will show,
The very thing I wish to know;
A constellation on the sphere,
From the northern part selected.
"Enigma XV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Says the judge: "Let's look up section
Ninety-eight in this connection."
"Right," replied the advocate.
"But I submit that's out of date."
"Sir!" the judge says, "such things border
On contempt. You're out of order!"
"Heigh, Ho!" by C J Dennis
There are unused electricity plugs all over my
house if I ever needed them.
The kitchen window is open, to admit air…
The telephone—sad to relate—sits on the
floor—I haven't had the money to get it connected—
"Transcription Of Organ Music" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Since alternating current, by definition, flows in one direction then the other, what is meant by polarity when applied to an AC shorepower connection.
Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character.
Yi's role will aim to connect the young European stars with the Asian film community.
The Gruvlok® 7001 standard coupling can be used to form flexible grooved-end pipe joint connections.
Featuring four inputs, eight outputs, MIDI, top panel display and control, Quartet sets a new standard in performance and connectivity for the modern studio.
What's New: The Apogee MiC is a portable USB microphone with connectivity capability to Apple iPad, iPhone, and Mac computers.
A connection with someone you normally wouldn't connect with changes everything at the outset of the week.
Leading 16-0 in the second quarter, Anthony Meglan connected with Alex Benedetti for a touchdown pass as East trailed 23-0.
Iran arrests suspected bombers connected to Arab , Western intelligence.
The two projects consist of six topsides and a bridge that connects to the existing Marjan facilities.
Police investigating whether the incidents are connected.
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Health Connection Click to View Health Connection.
New York Connects is your connection to services and information in Chautauqua County.

In science:

A two-edge connected component of a graph is a subgraph which is two-edge connected and cannot be enlarged to a bigger two-edge connected subgraph.
Distributions of traffics and their free product: an asymptotic freeness theorem for random matrices and a central limit theorem
Its forest of two-edge connected components F(G) is defined as follow (see Figure 13): the vertices of F(G) consists in the two-edge connected components of G and two distinct vertices of F(G) are connected by an edge if there is a cutting edge between vertices from the two corresponding components in G.
Distributions of traffics and their free product: an asymptotic freeness theorem for random matrices and a central limit theorem
From these bounds, we obtain that λ(G) − 1 ≤ λ3 (G) ≤ λ(G) if G is a connected planar graph, and the relation between the generalized 3-connectivity and generalized 3-edge-connectivity of a graph and its line graph.
On the generalized (edge-)connectivity of graphs
The generalized k-connectivity and generalized k-edge-connectivity can serve for measuring the capability of a network G to connect any k vertices in G.
On the generalized (edge-)connectivity of graphs
We define a minimal tree T connecting S as a tree connecting S whose subtree obtained by deleting any edge of T does not connect S .
On the generalized (edge-)connectivity of graphs