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adjective American English pronunciation: connected /kəˈnektəd/
  1. 1
    joined to each other or to something else

    connected underground tunnels

    The dishwasher isn't connected yet.

  2. 2
    things such as ideas, events, or facts that are connected are related to each other

    Were the two deaths connected?

    connected with/to:

    a meeting to discuss issues connected with genetic engineering

    closely connected:

    These three parts of the brain are closely connected.

    1. a.
      used about people who have a social, business, or family relationship
      connected with/to/by:

      How are you connected with the business?

      The ruling families are connected by marriage.

  3. 3
    able to communicate using a telephone or computer network

    The computers are connected remotely by telephone line.

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