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noun connection pronunciation in British English /kəˈnekʃ(ə)n/
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singularconnection
pluralconnections

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  1. 1
    [countable] a relationship between things or events
    connection between:

    I fail to see a connection between the two cases.

    connection with/to:

    His question had no direct connection with our discussion.

    make a connection (=realize that a relationship exists):

    I knew they had the same surname but I didn’t make the connection.

    1. a.
      [often plural] a relationship between people or groups

      China is trying to strengthen its trade connections.

      Prisoners are encouraged to maintain family connections.

      connection with:

      She was alleged to have connections with the secret police.

  2. 3
    [countable] a means of communicating using a telephone or computer network

    a phone connection via satellite from Dubai

    a slow connection speed

  3. 4
    [uncountable] the process of joining two things

    The gas company said there will be a connection charge of £30.

    connection to:

    The building is ready for connection to the mains.

    1. a.
      [countable] a place where two things join

      The light keeps flickering – there must be a loose connection.

  4. 5

    connections

    [plural] people you know who are able to use their influence to help you

    He used his party connections to get a government job.

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