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Meaning & Definition of Connection in English

English

Connection

/kənɛkʃən/

noun

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

  • "There was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
    synonym:
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion
  • ,
  • connectedness

2. The state of being connected

  • "The connection between church and state is inescapable"
    synonym:
  • connection
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • connectedness

3. An instrumentality that connects

  • "He soldered the connection"
  • "He didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
    synonym:
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion
  • ,
  • connector
  • ,
  • connecter
  • ,
  • connective

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

  • "He has powerful connections"
    synonym:
  • connection

5. The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

  • "Conditioning is a form of learning by association"
    synonym:
  • association
  • ,
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion

6. A connecting shape

    synonym:
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion
  • ,
  • link

7. A supplier (especially of narcotics)

    synonym:
  • connection

8. Shifting from one form of transportation to another

  • "The plane was late and he missed his connection in atlanta"
    synonym:
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion

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

  • "The joining of hands around the table"
  • "There was a connection via the internet"
    synonym:
  • joining
  • ,
  • connection
  • ,
  • connexion

Examples of using

My Internet connection is painfully slow.
I'm sure there's a connection.
I wonder if there's a connection.