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English noun: connection

1. connection a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)


SamplesThere was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare.


Synonymsconnectedness, connexion


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)alliance, bond, bridge, communication, concatenation, involvement, linkage, relatedness, relevance, relevancy, series


Attributeconnected, unconnected


Antonymsunconnectedness

2. connection (state) the state of being connected


SamplesThe connection between church and state is inescapable.


Synonymsconnectedness, link


Broader (hypernym)unification, union


Narrower (hyponym)coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, concatenation, contact, interconnectedness, interconnection


Antonymsdisconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture

3. connection (artifact) an instrumentality that connects


SamplesHe soldered the connection.
He didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers.


Synonymsconnecter, connective, connector, connexion


Broader (hypernym)instrumentality, instrumentation


Narrower (hyponym)attachment, backbone, bond, conjunction, coupling, earth, ground, hitch, hookup, jumper, junction, line, patch, phone line, slip ring, subscriber line, telephone circuit, telephone line, temporary hookup, yoke

4. connection (person) (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)


SamplesHe has powerful connections.


Broader (hypernym)acquaintance, friend


Domain usageplural, plural form

5. connection (cognition) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination


SamplesConditioning is a form of learning by association.


Synonymsassociation, connexion


Broader (hypernym)memory, remembering


Narrower (hyponym)colligation

6. connection (shape) a connecting shape


Synonymsconnexion, link


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)articulation, join, joint, junction, juncture, node

7. connection (person) a supplier (especially of narcotics)


Broader (hypernym)provider, supplier


Domain categorynarcotic

8. connection (act) shifting from one form of transportation to another


SamplesThe plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta.


Synonymsconnexion


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation

9. connection (act) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)


SamplesThe joining of hands around the table.
There was a connection via the internet.


Synonymsconnexion, joining


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)adjunction, approximation, articulation, attachment, bringing close together, coming upon, concatenation, convergence, convergency, converging, encounter, fastening, hit, interconnection, intersection, junction









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