• WordNet 3.6
    • n connector an instrumentality that connects "he soldered the connection","he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Connector One who, or that which, connects
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n connector One who or that which connects. Specifically— In chem., a small flexible tube for connecting the ends of glass tubes in pneumatic experiments.
    • n connector In geometry, one of the ranges determined by n coplanar points (‘dots’) in a polystigm.
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In literature:

His next work was to reconnect the severed connectors and controls.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
On the main laboratory bench was set up a complicated apparatus of many tubes and heavy bus bar connectors.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
The insulation of the heavy copper connectors is by means of ebonite.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
They're the web-weavers, the line-throwers, the connectors, Siva and Kali united in love.
"No Great Magic" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
On five sides were intricate patterns of silvery connector dots.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
In this majestic life we have the mediator, the medium or connector of the Divine and the human.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
Although some that are given are really connectors instead of binding-posts, we shall give them the general name of binding-posts.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The straps are provided with posts, to which the intercell connectors and terminal connectors are attached.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The relative locations and grouping of the line switches and connectors are clearly shown in Fig.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
And there sat a metallic sphere outfitted with a jumble of connectors and switches.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Capable of completely secure welding, the tubing allows for connector-free fluid paths to be assembled in just minutes.
The Internet Society named 33 Hall of Fame inductees last month, grouped as Pioneers, Innovators and Global Connectors, who helped make the Internet what it is today.
As they speed, or sometimes crawl, through Atlanta's downtown connector many drivers don't give more than a casual glance at the Georgia Tech landmarks that line Interstate 75/85.
So anyone who wants to keep using their IPhone accessories with the old dock connector will need to buy an adapter.
However, the new connector won't work with older accessories that use the 30-pin connector, such as speakers with docks, car chargers or other accessories without one of Apple's two new adapters.
Apple's smaller dock connector has been dubbed Lightning, but according to documents recently released by EU officials, Cupertino had to go through legendary motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson to use the new moniker.
Apple unveiled a new Lightning connector for the iPhone 5, but consumers bemoan having to pay more for an adapter .
The project includes a connector linking the airport 's A, B and C concourses as well as expanded space for shops and restaurants.
Neutrik's enhanced 32 Amp PowerCon is a locking 3 conductor AC connector system with contacts for line, neutra,l and pre-mating ground contact.
The Intercounty Connector, connecting Montgomery and Prince George's counties, was supposed to give drivers a break from traffic.
All RF connectors are BNC-type, although passive antennas may be used.
(AP) — About 620 workers will lose their jobs when a North Carolina factory that makes electrical connectors for household appliances shuts down in 2013.
Elation's Opti RGB Gets New Neutrik™ Connectors And cETL Approval .
A man was killed early today when his car rear-ended another vehicle on the eastbound Ventura 134 Freeway at the connector to the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, burst into flames and went off the road, authorities said.
Binder -USA Announces Connectors for Power with T-Coding.

In science:

Therefore, a special connector was made to group the MAPMT channels in the test setup, and the response of the 5 grouped channels was also measured.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Using this, we define a connection map or connector for an arbitrary connection and thence a covariant derivative.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
Definition 4.5 For a connection H , define the associated connector κ : T T M → T M : z 7→ K (z − Hv z ) for z ∈ Tv T M .
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
Proposition 4.6 The connector κ is a vector bund le map respecting πT but not π∗ in general.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
According to Besse [8, p. 32f ], a symmetric connector (connection) is invariant under the natural involution J of T T M .
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections