noun Etymology: Latin connexion-, connexio, from conectere Date: 14th century 1. the act of connecting ; the state of being connected: as a. causal or logical relation or sequence <
the connection between two ideas
b. (1) contextual relation or association <
in this connection the word has a different meaning
(2) relationship in fact <
wanted in connection with a robbery
c. a relation of personal intimacy (as of family ties) d. coherence, continuity 2. a. something that connects ; link <
a loose connection in the wiring
b. a means of communication or transport <
a telephone connection
3. a person connected with another especially by marriage, kinship, or common interest <
has powerful connections
4. a political, social, professional, or commercial relationship: as a. position, job b. an arrangement to execute orders or advance interests of another <
a firm's foreign connections
c. a source of contraband (as illegal drugs) 5. a set of persons associated together: as a. denomination b. clanconnectional adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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