( BrE also less frequent con·nex·ion ) / kəˈnekʃn; NAmE / noun
[ C ] connection (between A and B) | connection (with sth) something that connects two facts, ideas, etc.
SYN link :
Scientists have established a connection between cholesterol levels and heart disease.
a direct / close / strong connection with sth
How did you make the connection (= realize that there was a connection between two facts that did not seem to be related) ?
[ U , C ] connection (to sth) the act of connecting or the state of being connected :
Connection to the gas supply was delayed for three days.
I'm having problems with my Internet connection.
IN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
[ C ] a point, especially in an electrical system, where two parts connect :
A faulty connection caused the machine to stop.
TRAIN / BUS / PLANE
[ C ] a train, bus or plane at a station or an airport that a passenger can take soon after getting off another in order to continue their journey :
We arrived in good time for the connection to Paris.
[ C , usually pl. ] a means of travelling to another place :
There are good bus and train connections between the resort and major cities.
PERSON / ORGANIZATION
[ C , usually pl. ] a person or an organization that you know and that can help or advise you in your social or professional life
SYN contact :
One of my business connections gave them my name.
connections [ pl. ] people who are your relatives, but not members of your close family :
She is British but also has German connections.
- in connection with sb/sth
- in this / that connection
late Middle English : from Latin connexio(n-) , from connectere , from con- together + nectere bind. The spelling -ct (18th cent.) is from connect , on the pattern of pairs such as collect , collection .