Meaning of CONNECTION in English

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'


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


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

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



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


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


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.



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.


Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.