Meaning of CONNECTION in English

CONNECTION

( BrE also less frequent con·nex·ion ) / kəˈnekʃn; NAmE / noun

LINK

1.

[ C ] connection (between A and B) | connection (with sth) something that connects two facts, ideas, etc.

SYN link :

Scientists have established a connection between cholesterol levels and heart disease.

a direct / close / strong connection with sth

How did you make the connection (= realize that there was a connection between two facts that did not seem to be related) ?

BEING CONNECTED

2.

[ U , C ] connection (to sth) the act of connecting or the state of being connected :

Connection to the gas supply was delayed for three days.

I'm having problems with my Internet connection.

IN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3.

[ C ] a point, especially in an electrical system, where two parts connect :

A faulty connection caused the machine to stop.

TRAIN / BUS / PLANE

4.

[ C ] a train, bus or plane at a station or an airport that a passenger can take soon after getting off another in order to continue their journey :

We arrived in good time for the connection to Paris.

5.

[ C , usually pl. ] a means of travelling to another place :

There are good bus and train connections between the resort and major cities.

PERSON / ORGANIZATION

6.

[ C , usually pl. ] a person or an organization that you know and that can help or advise you in your social or professional life

SYN contact :

One of my business connections gave them my name.

DISTANT RELATIVES

7.

connections [ pl. ] people who are your relatives, but not members of your close family :

She is British but also has German connections.

IDIOMS

- in connection with sb/sth

- in this / that connection

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin connexio(n-) , from connectere , from con- together + nectere bind. The spelling -ct (18th cent.) is from connect , on the pattern of pairs such as collect , collection .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.