HyperDic: connection

English > 9 senses of the word connection:
NOUNrelationconnection, connexion, connectednessa relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
stateconnection, link, connectednessthe state of being connected
artifactconnection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectivean instrumentality that connects
person connection(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
cognitionconnection, association, connexionthe process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination / imagination
shapeconnection, connexion, linka connecting shape
person connectiona supplier (especially of narcotics)
actconnection, connexionshifting from one form of transportation to another
actconnection, joining, connexionthe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
connection > pronunciation
Soundskahneh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it).
Example"there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
Synonymsconnexion, connectedness
Attributesconnectedjoined or linked together
unconnectednot joined or linked together
Narroweralliance, bondA connection based on kinship / kinship or marriage or common interest
bridgeSomething resembling a bridge in form or function
communicationA connection allowing access between persons or places
concatenationThe linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc
involvementA connection of inclusion or containment
linkageAn associative relation
relatednessA particular manner of connectedness
relevance, relevancyThe relation of something to the matter at hand
series(electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
OppositeunconnectednessThe lack of a connection between things
Spanishconexión
Catalanconnexió, nexe
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being connected.
Example"the connection between church and state is inescapable"
Synonymslink, connectedness
Narrowercoherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesivenessThe state of cohering or sticking together
concatenationThe state of being linked together as in a chain
contactThe state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
interconnection, interconnectednessA state of being connected reciprocally
Broaderunion, unificationThe state of being joined or united or linked
Oppositedisjunction, disjuncture, disconnection, disconnectednessstate of being disconnected
Spanishconexión, vínculo
Catalanconnexió, vincle
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn instrumentality that connects.
Example"he soldered the connection"
Synonymsconnexion, connector, connecter, connective
Narrowerattachment, bondA connection that fastens things together
backboneThe part of a network / network that connects other networks / networks together
ground, earthA connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
hitchA connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
hookupA device providing a connection between a power source and a user
jumperA small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
junction, conjunctionSomething that joins or connects
slip ringconnection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine
telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, lineA telephone connection
temporary hookup, patchA connection intended to be used for a limited time
yoke, couplingA connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishconector, conexión, plug-in
Catalanconnexió
Verbsconnectplug into an outlet
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 4, person
Meaning(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship).
Example"he has powerful connections"
Broaderacquaintance, friendA person with whom you are acquainted
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcontacto, contactos, enchufe, padrinos
Catalancontacte, contactes, influències, padrins
Verbsconnectestablish a rapport or relationship
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination / imagination.
Synonymsassociation, connexion
NarrowercolligationThe connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
Broadermemory, rememberingThe cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
Spanishasociación, conexión
Catalanassociació, connexió
Verbsconnectmake a logical or causal connection
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningA connecting shape.
Synonymsconnexion, link
Narrowerarticulation, join, joint, juncture, junctionThe shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
nodeA connecting point at which several lines come together
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Spanishconexión, enlace
Catalanconnexió, enllaç
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningA supplier (especially of narcotics).
CategorynarcoticA drug that produces numbness or stupor
Broadersupplier, providersomeone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
Spanishcontacto, enlace
Catalancontacte
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 8, act
Meaningshifting from one form of transportation to another.
Example"the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
Synonymconnexion
Broadertransportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyanceThe act of moving something from one location to another
Spanishconexión, correspondencia, enlace
Catalanconnexió, correspondència, enllaç
Verbsconnectbe scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
English > connection: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication).
Example "there was a connection via the internet"
Synonymsjoining, connexion
Narrowerapproximation, bringing close togetherThe act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
articulationThe act of joining things in such a way that motion / motion is possible
concatenationThe act of linking together as in a series or chain
convergence, converging, convergencyThe act of converging (coming closer)
encounter, coming uponA casual meeting with a person or thing
fastening, attachmentThe act of fastening things together
hitA connection made via the internet to another website
interconnection(computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)
intersectionThe act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)
junction, adjunctionAn act of joining or adjoining things
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishconexión, confianza, enlace, unión
Catalanconnexió, enllaç, unió
Verbsconnectjoin for the purpose of communication
connectjoin by means of communication equipment
connectestablish communication with someone

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