[connected] adj (1712) 1: joined or linked together
2: having the parts or elements logically linked together "presented a thoroughly ~ view of the problem"
3: related by blood or marriage
4: having social, professional, or commercial relationships "a well-connected lawyer"
5. of a set: having the property that any two of its points can be joined by a line completely contained in the set; also: incapable of being separated into two or more closed disjoint subsets -- con.nect.ed.ly adv -- con.nect.ed.ness n