from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Joined or fastened together.
  • adj. Mathematics Not decomposable into two disjoint nonempty open sets.
  • adj. Mathematics Having a continuous path between any two points. Used of a curve, set, or surface.
  • adj. Related by family.
  • adj. Logically or intelligibly ordered or presented; coherent: a stroke that left him incapable of connected speech.
  • adj. Associated with or related to others, especially to influential or important people: a photographer who was well connected in the fashion world.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. : Having favorable rapport with a powerful entity.
  • adj. That cannot be partitioned into two nonempty open sets.
  • adj. Having a path, either directed or undirected, connecting every pair of vertices.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of connect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. p. p. of connect.
  • adj. being joined in close association.
  • adj. connected by a conductor so as to allow the flow of electric signals.
  • adj. legato.
  • adj. associated with or accompanying.
  • adj. stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer.
  • adj. switched on.
  • adj. having some relation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. wired together to an alarm system
  • adj. being joined in close association
  • adj. plugged in
  • adj. joined or linked together
  • adj. stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer


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