connection


connection
connection con‧nec‧tion [kəˈnekʆn] also connexion noun
1. [countable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS something that joins you to a system, for example the telephone network or the Internet:

• Do you have a broadband connection?

• I keep getting an error message saying that someone has unplugged the phone connection.

2. [countable usually plural] someone you know who can help you or be useful to you in business or in your career:

• She has a lot of business connections in the advertising industry.

3. TRAVEL [countable] a train, bus, plane etc that you need to catch after getting off another one, in order to continue your journey:

• I missed my connection and had to wait three hours for the next plane.

4. TRANSPORT TRAVEL connections [plural] roads, railways etc that people can use to go from a place to other places :

• The city has good road and rail connections with other parts of Europe.

5. in connection with something/​somebody formal concerning something or someone:

• Several people were arrested in connection with the affair.

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connection UK US /kəˈnekʃən/ noun
[C] a relationship between two things, ideas, etc.: connection between sth and sth »

a study of the connection between pay and performance

[C or U] INTERNET, IT, COMMUNICATIONS a way of joining users to a system, such as the internet or a phone system: »

a(n) internet/broadband/wireless connection

»

Could you speak up, please? This is a very bad connection.

»

The electricity company promises connection for new customers within 48 hours.

[C] TRANSPORT a plane, train, etc. that leaves at a suitable time for you to take it to continue your journey after travelling on another plane, train, etc.: »

We missed our connection and had to stay overnight at an airport hotel.

connections — Cf. connections
connections — Cf. connections

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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