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connection/kəˈnɛkʃən/noun
pluralconnections
connection
/kəˈnɛkʃən/
noun
pluralconnections
Learner's definition of CONNECTION  
[count]  : something that joins or connects two or more things
[noncount]  : the act of connecting two or more things or the state of being connected
[count] 
: a situation in which two or more things have the same cause, origin, goal, etc.
   b  : a situation in which one thing causes another
[count] 
: 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
[count]  : a train, bus, or airplane that you get onto after getting off another train, bus, or airplane as part of the same journey
[count] 
: a relationship between people who are part of the same family, who do business together, etc.
   b  : a shared feeling of affection and understanding
[count] 
: 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
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