Meaning of “connected” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “connected” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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connectedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /kəˈnek·tɪd/

connected adjective [ not gradable ] (JOINED)

(of two or more things) joined together:

the connected parts of a machine

connected adjective [ not gradable ] (RELATED)

(of a person or thing) considered as related in some way to something else:

some loosely connected stories

If you are connected, you know important people:

He’s a politically connected lawyer.

(Definition of “connected” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)