connection

connection
con|nec|tion [ kə`nekʃən ] noun ***
▸ 1 relationship between
▸ 2 in transportation
▸ 3 joining of two things
▸ 4 for TV/computer
▸ 5 useful people you know
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) count a relationship between things or events:
connection between: I fail to see a connection between the two cases.
connection with/to: His question had no direct connection with our discussion.
make a connection (=realize that a relationship exists): I knew they had the same last name but I didn't make the connection.
a ) often plural a relationship between people or groups:
China is trying to strengthen its trade connections.
Prisoners are encouraged to maintain family connections.
connection with: She was alleged to have connections with the secret police.
2. ) count a train, bus, or airplane that allows you to continue a trip after you arrive by a different train, bus, or airplane:
miss your connection: My train was late and I missed my connection.
a ) usually plural a road or railroad system that allows you to travel from one place to another:
Chicago has excellent road and rail connections.
3. ) uncount the process of joining two things:
The water board said there will be a connection charge of $50.
connection to: The building is ready for connection to the power lines.
a ) count a place where two things join:
The light keeps flickering there must be a loose connection.
4. ) count a means of communicating using a telephone or computer NETWORK:
a phone connection via satellite from Dubai
a slow connection speed
5. ) connections plural people you know who are able to use their influence to help you:
He used his party connections to get a government job.
in connection with FORMAL
relating to something:
A raffle was being held in connection with the fair.
Police want to talk to him in connection with his wife's disappearance.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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