Meaning of CONNECTION in English

— connectional , adj.

/keuh nek"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or state of connecting.

2. the state of being connected: the connection between cause and effect.

3. anything that connects; connecting part; link; bond: an electrical connection.

4. association; relationship: the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.

5. a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.

6. association with or development of something observed, imagined, discussed, etc.: to make a connection between the smell of smoke and the presence of fire; I have a few thoughts in connection with your last remarks.

7. contextual relation; context, as of a word.

8. the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers: There are good connections between buses in Chicago.

9. Often, connections . a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another: to miss connections.

10. a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections: My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.

11. a relative, esp. by marriage or distant blood relationship.

12. Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.

13. a source of supply for goods, material, etc., that is scarce, difficult, or illegal to obtain: a connection to obtain guns and ammunition for the rebels.

14. a group of persons connected as by political or religious ties.

15. Usually, connections . associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, esp. representing or having some influence or power: European connections; good connections in Congress.

16. a religious denomination: the Methodist connection.

17. a channel of communication: a bad telephone connection.

18. sexual intercourse.

Also, Brit., connexion .

[ 1350-1400; var. sp. of connexion; ME conneccioun, connexioun ( connexion- (s. of connexio ), equiv. to connex ( us ) (ptp. of connectere to CONNECT) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 1. junction, conjunction, union. 3. tie, coupling, yoke. 5. affiliation, alliance. 11. relation.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .