connection Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “connection” in the English Dictionary

"connection" in British English

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uk   us   /kəˈnek.ʃən/

connection noun (RELATION)

B2 [C] the ​state of being ​related to someone or something ​else: The connection betweensmoking andheartdisease is well ​known. They're ​sisters? I ​knewtheirsurname was the same, but I never made (= ​thought of) the connection with sth B2 on the ​subject of something: They ​want to ​talk to you in connection with an ​unpaidtaxbill.
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connection noun (JOIN)

B1 [C or U] the ​act of ​joining or being ​joined to something ​else, or the ​part or ​process that makes this ​possible: The ​electricitycompanyguarantees connection within 24 ​hours. No ​wonderyourcharger isn't ​working. There's a ​loose connection (= a ​connectingwire has ​becomeloose) in the ​plug. [C] the ​state of being ​joined or ​connected in some wayconnections [plural] the ​people you ​know and who can ​help you: He only got the ​job because of his connections! He has ​important connections in Washington.

connection noun (PHONE)

[C] the way that two ​people can ​speak to each other by ​phone: Sorry, could you ​repeat that? This is a very bad connection.

connection noun (TRANSPORT)

B2 [C] a ​bus, ​train, ​plane, etc. that ​arrives at a ​time that ​allowspassengers to get on after getting off another one, so that they can ​continuetheirjourney: If the ​flight is late, we'll missour connection.
(Definition of connection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"connection" in American English

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connectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /kəˈnek·ʃən/

connection noun [C/U] (TRANSPORTATION)

the ​fact of ​arriving on an ​aircraft, ​train, etc., before a second ​vehicle, on which ​passengers can ​continuetheirtrip, ​leaves: We were ​delayed and ​missedour connection.

connection noun [C/U] (THINGS JOINED)

the ​fact of ​joining two things together, or two things ​joined together: [C] a ​sewer connection

connection noun [C/U] (RELATION)

the ​relationship of a ​person, thing, or ​behavior to someone or something ​else: [C] Science has not ​shown a connection between ​drinkingrawmilk and ​diseaseprevention. [U] Two men have been ​arrested in connection with the ​theft (= in some ​relation to it). [C] He got the ​job through connections (= ​people who ​helped him).
(Definition of connection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"connection" in Business English

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uk   us   /kəˈnekʃən/
[C] a ​relationship between two things, ​ideas, etc.: connection between sth and sth a ​study of the connection between ​pay and ​performance
[C or U] INTERNET, IT, COMMUNICATIONS a way of ​joiningusers to a ​system, such as the ​internet or a ​phonesystem: a(n) internet/​broadband/​wireless connection Could you speak up, please? This is a very ​bad connection. The electricity ​company promises connection for new ​customers within 48 ​hours.
[C] TRANSPORT a ​plane, ​train, etc. that ​leaves at a suitable ​time for you to take it to continue your journey after ​travelling on another ​plane, ​train, etc.: We missed our connection and had to ​stayovernight at an ​airporthotel.
connections [plural] important ​people who you know and who can ​help and ​advise you: Through his father's connections he got a ​job with a ​bank in the City.
connections [plural] TRANSPORT road, ​rail, etc. ​systems between one ​place and another: Improved road and ​rail connections have ​benefited the ​area greatly.
(Definition of connection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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