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1a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else:the connections between social attitudes and productivity sufferers deny that their problems have any connection with drugs the action of linking one thing with another:connection to the Internet the placing of parts of an electric circuit in contact so that a current may flow. a link between pipes or electrical components:it is important to ensure that all connections between the wires are properly made a link between two telephones:she replaced the receiver before the connection was made an arrangement or opportunity for catching a connecting train, bus, aircraft, etc.:ferry connections are sporadic in the off season a connecting train, bus, etc.:we had to wait for our connection to Frankfurt
) people with whom one has social or professional contact or to whom one is related, especially those with influence and able to offer one help:he had connections with the music industry
, chiefly North American a supplier of narcotics:she introduced Jean to a number of her male drug connections
a narcotics sale or purchase. 3
chiefly historical an association of Methodist churches.