Meaning of CONNECTION in English


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

Note: in BRIT, also use 'connexion'


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

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

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

= association, link

N-VAR: usu N prep


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

Check all radiators for small leaks, especially round pipework ~s.



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

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

N-COUNT: usu n N


If you get a ~ 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 ~.

N-COUNT: usu sing


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

She used her ~s to full advantage.



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

13 men have been questioned in ~ with the murder.


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