late 14c., variant of British English connexion, from English conneccion, later connexioun (mid-15c.), from Old French connexion, from Latin connexionem (nominative connexio (“a conclusion, binding together”)), from connectō, an alternative spelling of cōnectō (“I bind together”), from compound of co- (“together”) and nectō (“I bind”)
In American English mid-18c., spelling shifted from connexion to connection under influence of English connect, abetted by affection, direction, etc., thus making connexion British dated and connection in international use.
- (uncountable) The act of connecting.
- The point at which two or more things are connected.
- the connection between overeating and obesity
- My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
2004 April 15, “Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer”, The Scotsman:
- A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal."
- A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
- As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us.
- An established communications or transportation link.
- computers linked by a network connection
- I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection.
- (transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
- The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train.
- A kinship relationship between people.
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