connection


connection
[[t]kəne̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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connections
(in BRIT, also use connexion)
1) N-VAR: usu N prep A connection is a relationship between two things, people, or groups.

There was no evidence of a connection between BSE and the brain diseases recently confirmed in cats...

The police say he had no connection with the security forces...

He has denied any connection to the bombing.

Syn:
association, link
2) N-COUNT A connection is a joint where two wires or pipes are joined together.

Check all radiators for small leaks, especially round pipework connections.

3) N-COUNT: usu n N If a place has good road, rail, or air connections, many places can be directly reached from there by car, train, or plane.

Fukuoka has excellent air and rail connections to the rest of the country.

4) N-COUNT: usu sing If you get a connection at a station or airport, you catch a train, bus, or plane, after getting off another train, bus, or plane, in order to continue your journey.

My flight was late and I missed the connection.

5) N-PLURAL Your connections are the people who you know or are related to, especially when they are in a position to help you.

She used her connections to full advantage.

6) PHR-PREP If you write or talk to someone in connection with something, you write or talk to them about that thing. [FORMAL]

I am writing in connection with Michael Shower's letter...

13 men have been questioned in connection with the murder.

7) PHRASE: PHR with cl You say in this connection or in that connection to indicate that what you are talking about is related to what you have just mentioned. [FORMAL]

It is the 100th anniversary of his death. We here are having very great celebrations in this connection.


English dictionary. 2008.

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