(British also connexion)
- 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 drugsMore example sentences
- The relationships, the connections between the elements, are of meaning in quantum mechanics.
- He wanted them to think about relationships and connections between everyday objects and sculptures, paintings, and architecture.
- The connections between items correlates with brain research that emphasizes connection-building to increase learning.
- 1.1The action of linking one thing with another: connection to the InternetMore example sentences
- Via USB connection to a host computer, it allows control of virtually every mixer parameter from your computer.
- They also include a slot for a network card for connection to your home computer network.
- Subsequent connection to the computer after installation is also tricky.
- 1.2The placing of parts of an electric circuit in contact so that a current may flow.More example sentences
- The at least two terminals include two current control terminals for connection at two locations in another circuit.
- A solder ball is fused to the end of the conductors for connection of the connector to a circuit substrate.
- The terminal connector has at least a contact terminal for circuit connection on the circuit substrate.
- 1.3A link between pipes or electrical components: it is important to ensure that all connections between the wires are properly madeMore example sentences
- A plurality of bond wires make an electrical connection of the bond pads with the conductive trace layers.
- Each power component provides connections between the power lines in the network cable and the ports of the fan-out device.
- Before working with wires or electrical connections, check them with a voltage tester to be sure they are dead.
- 1.4A link between two telephones: she replaced the receiver before the connection was madeMore example sentences
- It is difficult to remember those were also the days when one had to wait for years to get a landline connection and mobile telephony was little thought of.
- Her nerves buzzed like a bunch of crossed telephone connections.
- This must be a bad connection, Lewis.
- 1.5An arrangement or opportunity for catching a connecting train, bus, aircraft, etc.: ferry connections are sporadic in the off seasonMore example sentences
- He says the increase in Australian visitors is due mainly to better airfares and more convenient aircraft connections in and out of Auckland.
- It is expected that film fans from neighbouring islands will take advantage of improved ferry connections to use the new facility.
- Hull and Immingham have ferry connections with northern Europe, through which many containers are brought in on trailers.
- 1.6A connecting train, bus, etc.: we had to wait for our connection to FrankfurtMore example sentences
- The price will depend on the fixed time of travel, connections with other trains, the quality of service, as well as other factors.
- Windermere train station has regular connections from Bolton.
- The railroad though, wasn't co-operative - a late train meant a missed connection and by now, I was sure I wasn't meant to have a meal that day.
- 1.7 (connections) 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 industryMore example sentences
- Now suppose that societal discrimination (including housing discrimination) influences social connections.
- I keep coming back to the fact that a damaged half-mad woman was entrusted with the care of two small boys because she had the money and the connections to positively influence the adoption.
- The villagers who support political parties and politicians act as their contacts within the village and to some extent derive their social standing from these connections.
- 2 • informal , chiefly North American A supplier of narcotics: she introduced Jean to a number of her male drug connectionsMore example sentences
- The boy downstairs becomes her first love and her drug connection.
- He (her ex fiancé) was her drug connection so she returns for the love of Meth.
- She walks out of the house to meet her drug connection.
- 2.1A narcotics sale or purchase.More example sentences
- He always conscientiously fulfilled his responsibilities - even if his need to make a drug connection occasionally determined that he would miss a gig or arrive uncomfortably late.
- We found out she'd been expecting to make a drug connection earlier that afternoon.
- 3chiefly • historical An association of Methodist churches.More example sentences
- The many facets and connections of Wesleyan Methodism make it difficult to generalize about its importance.
- Authority in the church became more centralized, though the power of the laity at local level was greater than in other Methodist connexions.
- It may well be that the Methodist connections were the reason why this village has no pub.
in connection with
- With reference to; concerning: detectives are questioning two men in connection with alleged criminal damageMore example sentences
- He had been appearing for a remand in custody hearing in connection with two burglaries.
- The men were also arrested in connection with offences relating to illegal immigration.
- Two local youths have been arrested and questioned by officers in connection with the incident.
in this (or that) connection
- With reference to this (or that): of value in this connection was the work done by the state policeMore example sentences
- Five people have been arrested in this connection.
- Public lectures, exhibits, school programs, and competitions are among the activities being organised in this connection.
- It is preposterous to talk about freedom of speech in this connection; the case cannot be blown up into a great issue of civil liberties.
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- For three years, from 1989 to 1992, I was employed by the Methodist Church as the connexional field worker for what was at that time known as the Mission Alongside the Poor Programme.
- Second, they used it to describe another denomination with a connectional or episcopal system of church polity, such as ‘The Methodist Church’ or ‘The Presbyterian Church.’
- New legislation became a necessity by mid 1948 because of plans to negotiate a North Atlantic defense treaty and furnish arms aid to strengthen the connectional defenses and the will to resist Communist expansion of the signatories.
late Middle English: from Latin connexio(n-), from connectere (see connect). The spelling -ct (18th century) is from connect, on the pattern of pairs such as collect, collection.