Definition of connection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also British English, old-fashioned connexion) noun
    BrE BrE//kəˈnekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnekʃn//
    Plane travel, Airports, Train and bus travel
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  1. 1  [countable] something that connects two facts, ideas, etc. synonym link connection (between A and B) Scientists have established a connection between cholesterol levels and heart disease. His resignation must have some connection with the recent scandal. connection (with something) a direct/close/strong connection with something How did you make the connection (= realize that there was a connection between two facts that did not seem to be related)?
  2. being connected
  3. 2  [uncountable, countable] connection (to something) the act of connecting or the state of being connected Connection to the gas supply was delayed for three days. I'm having problems with my Internet connection.
  4. in electrical system
  5. 3  [countable] a point, especially in an electrical system, where two parts connect A faulty connection caused the machine to stop.
  6. train/bus/plane
  7. 4  [countable] a train, bus or plane at a station or an airport that a passenger can take soon after getting off another in order to continue their journey We arrived in good time for the connection to Paris. I missed the connection by five minutes. Wordfinderaisle, buffet, carriage, connection, locomotive, luggage rack, platform, station, track, train See related entries: Plane travel, Airports, Train and bus travel
  8. 5[countable, usually plural] a means of travelling to another place There are good bus and train connections between the resort and major cities.
  9. person/organization
  10. 6[countable, usually plural] a person or an organization that you know and that can help or advise you in your social or professional life synonym contact One of my business connections gave them my name.
  11. distant relatives
  12. 7connections [plural] people who are your relatives, but not members of your close family She is British but also has German connections. a network of family connections in Italy
  13. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin connexio(n-), from connectere, from con- ‘together’ + nectere ‘bind’. The spelling -ct (18th cent.) is from connect, on the pattern of pairs such as collect, collection.Extra examples Anna helped Rachel re-establish her connection with her brother. Each laptop has a wireless ethernet connection. He and John seem to share a connection. He denied any connection to the scam. He got his job through connections. He has connections. He maintained his southern connection through summer visits with his relatives. His death had no connection with drugs. His deepest connection is with his father, Frank Sr. I am writing in connection with your recent job application. I have some good business connections in New York. If you break the connection, the light won’t come on. Kierkegaard draws a connection between anxiety and free will. Researchers have now established a connection between air pollution and asthma. She did not make the connection between her diet and her poor health. She used her connections to get the job. She wanted to sever all her connections with the company. The way you establish a real emotional connection with someone is by sharing your inner worlds. There are good connections between the resort and major cities. There is a close connection between family background and academic achievement. They helped establish connections among labs from Honolulu to Paris. This essay explores the connections between technology and nature. This helps companies strengthen their connections to their customers. We need to feel a connection to nature. We’ll be lucky if we make our connection to Paris. We’re waiting for connection to the water mains. What is your connection with the school? You can form strong connections when you work with people who share a mutual interest. a deep physical and spiritual connection with nature a government initiative to forge new connections with industry a high-speed network connection that makes accessing the Internet easy a set of connections among brain regions good connections with New York speedy, always-on Internet connections the connection between crime and alcohol How did you make the connection? Sorry, could you repeat that? This is a very bad connection. The union did not have a direct connection with any political party. Unable to establish a connection to the Internet.Idioms
    in connection with somebody/something
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     for reasons connected with somebody/something A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of the teenager. I am writing to you in connection with your recent job application.
    in this/that connection
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    (formal) for reasons connected with something recently mentioned
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: connection