Meaning of CONNECTION in English

CONNECTION

transcription, транскрипция: [ kənekʃ(ə)n ]

( connections)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: in BRIT, also use 'connexion'

1.

A connection is a relationship between two things, people, or groups.

There was no evidence of a connection between BSE and the brain diseases recently confirmed in cats...

The police say he had no connection with the security forces...

= association, link

N-VAR : usu N prep

2.

A connection is a joint where two wires or pipes are joined together.

Check all radiators for small leaks, especially round pipework connections.

N-COUNT

3.

If a place has good road, rail, or air connections , many places can be directly reached from there by car, train, or plane.

Fukuoka has excellent air and rail connections to the rest of the country.

N-COUNT : usu n N

4.

If you get a connection at a station or airport, you catch a train, bus, or plane, after getting off another train, bus, or plane, in order to continue your journey.

My flight was late and I missed the connection.

N-COUNT : usu sing

5.

Your connections are the people who you know or are related to, especially when they are in a position to help you.

She used her connections to full advantage.

N-PLURAL

6.

If you write or talk to someone in connection with something, you write or talk to them about that thing. ( FORMAL )

13 men have been questioned in connection with the murder.

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