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

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of connection.

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  • n. Archaic spelling of connection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Connection. See connection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See connection.

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

  • n. the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
  • n. an instrumentality that connects
  • n. a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
  • n. a connecting shape
  • n. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • n. shifting from one form of transportation to another


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From Old French connexion, from Latin connexio ("a conclusion, binding together"), from connectō, an alternative spelling of cōnectō ("I bind together"), from compound of co- ("together") and nectō ("I bind")



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  • "The Enigma I will not explain – its ‘dark saying’ must be left unguessed, and I warn you that the connexion between the Variations and the Theme is often of the slightest texture; further, through and over the whole set another and larger theme ’goes’, but is not played…"

    Edward Elgar in the program note for the first performance of the Enigma Variations

    October 13, 2008

  • Always makes me think of Jane Austen.

    October 13, 2008

  • "It the present perfect always implies a strong connexion with the present and is chiefly used in conversations, letters, newspapers, and wireless reports." -- Thomson & Martinet, A Practical English Grammar (fifth impression, 1972)

    See also Oxford comma.

    October 8, 2008

  • Used best with 'prodigious', as in 'the prodigious connexion between x and y demonstrates...'

    August 15, 2008

  • This is the etymological spelling and was usual in BrE until the mid 20th century. The analogical spelling 'connection' arose in the early 18th century and was preferred by Webster. It is now very much a minority spelling.

    August 15, 2008

  • I use this in preference to connection. It is so much sexier :)

    June 4, 2008