Learner's definition of CONNECTION
1 [count] : something that joins or connects two or more things 2 [noncount] : the act of connecting two or more things or the state of being connected
3 a : a situation in which two or more things have the same cause, origin, goal, etc.
b : a situation in which one thing causes another
connections between thought and language
Investigators found no connection between the two fires.
The school has no connection with the museum.
Evidence suggests there's a connection between the languages.
I'm not sure I see the connection.
Our family feels a deep connection to the land.
4 a : something that allows you to become connected to a system, network, etc., through a telephone, computer, or other device
b : a place where two parts or wires meet and touch
a high-speed Internet connection
The company provides telephone connections for most of the city's residents.
I can't hear you very well. We must have a bad connection. [=a problem with the way our phones are connected]
5 [count] : a train, bus, or airplane that you get onto after getting off another train, bus, or airplane as part of the same journey
6 a : a relationship between people who are part of the same family, who do business together, etc.
b : a shared feeling of affection and understanding
He has no connection with his former law firm.
They are proud of their connection to the royal family.
Family connections can make getting a job much easier.
We didn't know each other for very long, but we had a real connection.
They're working hard to make an emotional connection with their adopted children.
a performer's connection with the audience
7 a : a powerful person who you know and who can help you — usually plural b informal : a person who sells something illegal
in connection with
: in relation to (something) : for reasons that relate to (something) — used especially in journalism
make a/the connection
: to understand that there is a relationship between two or more things