Meaning of CONNECTION in English


Pronunciation: k ə - ' nek-sh ə n

Function: 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 connection s >

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 connection s > c : a source of contraband (as illegal drugs)

5 : a set of persons associated together: as a : DENOMINATION b : CLAN

– con · nec · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.