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Definitions of connection

  1. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; " conditioning is a form of learning by association"
  2. the state of being connected; " the connection between church and state is inescapable"
  3. 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"
  4. an instrumentality that connects; " he soldered the connection"; " he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
  5. the act of bringing two things into contact; " the joining of hands around the table"
  6. shifting from one form of transportation to another; " the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
  7. a supplier ( especially of narcotics)
  8. ( 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"
  9. a connecting shape
  10. 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"
  11. The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.
  12. That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
  13. A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
  14. The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.
  15. The state of being joined or united; relationship; the act of joining or uniting; continuity of words or ideas; a bond.
  16. Act of connecting: that which connects: a body or society held together by a bond: coherence: intercourse.
  17. See Connexion.
  18. The act of connecting; union; direct transfer, as by rail.
  19. Family relationship; a relative.
  20. A company; denomination.
  21. The act of connecting, or state of being connected; relationship by blood, but especially by marriage; one so connected; any relationship, especially association ecclesiastically.
  22. State of being fastened together; act of fastening together; junction by an intervening substance or medium; just relation to something precedent or subsequent; coherence.
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Quotes of connection

  1. Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes. – Herb Alpert
  2. One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. – Gaston Bachelard
  3. This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims. – Aristide Briand
  4. However, without considering this connection there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it. – Joseph Butler
  5. I have friends who've tried suicide many times and haven't succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives. – Judy Collins
  6. There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction. – Ken Follett
  7. I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn't being made. – Michael J. Fox
  8. We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them. – Erich Fromm
  9. If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them. – Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent. – Fritz Sauckel
  11. In 1988, King Hussein of Jordan said that it doesn't take any connection any more to those territories, and he would like to split from those territories. So according to the international law, it doesn't belong to anyone. – Silvan Shalom
  12. I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there's not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other. I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising. – Lusia Strus
  13. But what Web services suggest is that the connection is always there between an application that is resident somewhere in the cloud, and a user who is somewhere on the other end of a connection – John W. Thompson
  14. We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong. – Judith Viorst
  15. I don't know if I ever really considered making a connection with the audience. – Patrick Warburton

Usage examples for connection

  1. It has no other connection – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. In fact, I should think you really ought to go, in connection with the bequests." – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  3. But too often these things are given a place in the heart and mind: there is too good a connection and many times there is only too ready a response in the heart for such things. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  4. However, this connection was, on the whole, an agreeable one for Coningsby. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  5. He had made no answer, because he had not thought John would wish the connection between them to continue. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  6. A worthy old country squire, whose name is known for miles round in connection with kindly deeds. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  7. What the purpose of the connection was I had no idea. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. And yet what connection could that possibly have with Mr. Zanti? – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. " Peter," she said slowly, " do you think that Barry's trouble has any connection with- my brother? – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  10. It is in connection with this Englishman. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. She could not be his sister; what then was the connection between them? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Now or never he must prove to David that there was no shadow of a connection between him and the girl. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  13. I find that, even in connection with my brother's work. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  14. Mrs. Holymead had no connection with the crime? – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  15. Why no, Doctor, there is no connection – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  16. I really believe that I have a duty in connection with you. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. That they did return by way of the Purdy road is rendered still more probable by what occurred in connection with our company on the day of the battle. – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher
  18. On the left, a connection was opened with the 4th Cavalry Division. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  19. I don't see the point of your story in this connection – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  20. The connection of the Phanariots with education was indeed an exceedingly close one. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe

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