[ noun ] a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
"there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
In this connection , it has been observed that the increasing number of Irish Catholics , priests and laity , in England , while certainly seen as good for Catholicism , is nevertheless a source of embarrassment for some of the more nationalistic English Catholics , especially when these Irishmen offer to remind their Christian brethren of this good .(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Stephen_Vincent_Benet 's John_Brown's_Body comes immediately to mind in this connection , as does John_Steinbeck 's The_Grapes_of_Wrath and Carl_Sandburg 's The_People,_Yes .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I want , therefore , to discuss a second and quite different fruit of science , the connection between scientific understanding and fear .(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
In this connection it should be capable of being disseminated without excessive destruction .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
The Dharma_Dictionary , a list of highly unusual terms used in connection with Eurasian proto-senility cults .
[ noun ] the state of being connected
"the connection between church and state is inescapable"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Philadelphia permitted him to seek a better connection after he had refused to reconsider his decision to end his career as a player .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In searching for clues which might lead us to a fresh apprehension of the reality of spirit , the close connection between spirit and community is likely to prove the most fruitful .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Immediately , the film improved and it improved because in narrative it found a content based on time to complement its own unbreakable connection with time .(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
As long_ago as 1851 it was pointed_out by Niepce ( 1851 ) that there is a connection between the pituitary and the thyroid .
This connection was clarified by Smith and Smith ( 1922 ) , who showed that saline extracts of fresh bovine pituitary_glands could re-activate the atrophied thyroids of hypophysectomised tadpoles .
[ noun ] an instrumentality that connects
"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
Used in print(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
As shown in Figure 1 , there is a connection for communication between every pair of points .
The completeness of the connections provide that , for N people , there are * * f lines of communication between the pairs , which can become a large_number ( 1225 ) for a party of fifty guests .
Looking at the diagram , we see that * * f connection lines come in to each member .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
She could not count the times Herman had rapped on the door , just a_couple_of bangs that shook the whole damned closet and might , someday , break_away the pipe connections from the wall .
[ noun ] (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
"he has powerful connections"
Used in print(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
`` Connections '' was all he would say with that smooth hurt smile when I put leading questions .
[ noun ] the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
We shall not be able entirely to pass_over these connections to the East as we consider Ripe_Geometric pottery , the epic and the myth , and the religious evolution of early Greece ; the important point , however , is that these magnificent achievements , unlike those of later decades , were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models .
[ noun ] the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
"the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"