Meaning of CONNECTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˈnek-shən ]


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


(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


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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.