connection

connection [kə nek′shən]
n.
[ME conneccioun < L connexio < connexus, pp. of connectere: see CONNECT]
1. a joining or being joined; coupling; union
2. a part or thing that joins; means of joining
3. a relationship; association; specif.,
a) the relation between things that depend on, involve, or follow each other; causal relationship
b) the logical linking together of words or ideas; coherence
c) the relationship of a word or statement to the context, as it affects the meaning [in that connection, let me say this]
d) affinity as by family ties, business, or common interests
4.
a) a relative, as by distant kinship or marriage
b) a business associate or acquaintance, esp. an influential one through whom one can get special favors
5. usually used in pl.
6. [often pl.] the act or means of transferring from one train, bus, etc. to another in the course of a journey
7. a group of people associated together as in politics, business, or worship
8. a religious sect or denomination
9. Slang
a) a person who sells narcotics illicitly to addicts
b) a narcotics sale or purchase
10. Elec. a circuit
11. Telephony Telegraphy a line of communication between points
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in connection with
1. together with; in conjunction with
2. with reference to
connectional
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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