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Definition 1: the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the joining of hands around the table
  • there was a connection via the internet

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of fastening things together

(... is a kind of connection ) an act of joining or adjoining things

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible

(... is a kind of connection ) a casual meeting with a person or thing

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of converging (coming closer)

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of linking together as in a series or chain

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue

(... is a kind of connection ) the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)

(... is a kind of connection ) (computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection made via the internet to another website

"WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"

Definition 2: shifting from one form of transportation to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) the act of moving something from one location to another

Definition 3: an instrumentality that connects - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he soldered the connection
  • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection that fastens things together

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection intended to be used for a limited time

(... is a kind of connection ) a telephone connection

(... is a kind of connection ) connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts

(... is a kind of connection ) something that joins or connects

(... is a kind of connection ) a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections

(... is a kind of connection ) a device providing a connection between a power source and a user

"some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers"

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(... is a kind of connection ) the part of a network that connects other networks together

"the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

Definition 4: the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conditioning is a form of learning by association

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

(... is a kind of connection ) the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis

Definition 5: a supplier (especially of narcotics) - [noun denoting person]

(connection is a kind of ...) someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

(connection belongs to category ...) a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction

Definition 6: (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has powerful connections

(connection is a kind of ...) a person with whom you are acquainted

"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances" "we are friends of the family"

(connection is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 7: a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it) - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of connection ) a particular manner of connectedness

"the relatedness of all living things"

(... is a kind of connection ) the relation of something to the matter at hand

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection of inclusion or containment

"he escaped involvement in the accident" "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"

(... is a kind of connection ) something resembling a bridge in form or function

"his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"

(... is a kind of connection ) the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc

"it was caused by an improbable concatenation of circumstances"

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection allowing access between persons or places

"how many lines of communication can there be among four people?" "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"

(... is a kind of connection ) an associative relation

(... is a kind of connection ) a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest

"the shifting alliances within a large family" "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"

(... is a kind of connection ) (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other

"the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"

(... are attributes of connection) joined or linked together

(... are attributes of connection) not joined or linked together

Definition 8: a connecting shape - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of connection ) a connecting point at which several lines come together

(... is a kind of connection ) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Definition 9: the state of being connected - [noun denoting state]

Samples where connection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the connection between church and state is inescapable

Synonyms for connection in the sense of this definition

(connection is a kind of ...) the state of being joined or united or linked

"there is strength in union"

(... is a kind of connection ) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

"litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

(... is a kind of connection ) the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series

(... is a kind of connection ) a state of being connected reciprocally

"an interconnection between the two buildings"

(... is a kind of connection ) the state of cohering or sticking together

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