Connection

Definition of Connection

Con`nec´tion
n.1.The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; the act or process of bringing two things into contact; junction; union; as, the connection between church and state is inescapable; the connection of pipes of different diameters requires an adapter.
2.That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
3.any relationship between things or events; association; alliance; as, a causal connection between interest rates and stock prices.
He [Algazel] denied the possibility of a known connection between cause and effect.
- Whewell.
The eternal and inseparable connection between virtue and happiness.
- Atterbury.
Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things.
- I. Taylor.
4.A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; - used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
4.The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.
Men elevated by powerful connection.
- Motley.
At the head of a strong parliamentary connection.
- Macaulay.
Whose names, forces, connections, and characters were perfectly known to him.
- Macaulay.
5.something that connects other objects.
6.usually plural) an acquaintance or acquaintances who are influential or in a position of power and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); as, he has powerful connections.
7.a communications channel; as, my cell phone had a bad connection.
8.(Transportation) a vehicle in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the departing vehicle of a connection{9}; as, my connection leaves four hours after my arrival; I missed my connection.
9.(Transportation) the scheduled arrival of one vehicle and departure of a second, sufficiently close in time and place to allow the departing vehicle serve as a means of continuing a journey begun or continued in the first vehicle; as, we can get a connection at Newark to continue on to Paris; - most commonly used of airplanes, trains, and buses arriving and departing at the same terminal.
10.(Transportation) the transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to continue a journey; as, the connection was made in Copenhagen; - most commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers.
11.(Commerce) a vendor who can supply desired materials at a favorable price, or under conditions when other sources are unavailable; as, to get a bargain from one's connection in the jewelry trade; to have connections for the purchase of marijuana; - often used in the pl..
12.(Psychol.) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination.
In this connection
in connection with this subject. [A phrase objected to by some writers.]

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