connection /kəˈnɛkʃən/ noun
plural connections
plural connections
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
: a situation in which two or more things have the same cause, origin, goal, etc.
: a situation in which one thing causes another
: something that allows you to become connected to a system, network, etc., through a telephone, computer, or other device
: 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
: a relationship between people who are part of the same family, who do business together, etc.
: a shared feeling of affection and understanding
: a powerful person who you know and who can help you usually plural
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