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connection

noun [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 continue their trip, leaves: We were delayed and missed our 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 drinking raw milk and disease prevention. [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).
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