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  • IPA(key): /kəˈnɛktɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: con‧nect‧ed

Adjective edit

connected (comparative more connected, superlative most connected)

  1. (usually with "well-"): Having favorable rapport with a powerful entity.
    • 2002, Miss Read, Affairs at Thrush Green: A Novel, →ISBN:
      Of course, he has very little money, and is rather shy in manner, but he is very well-connected.
    • 2005, James Ronald Kennedy, Reclaiming Liberty, →ISBN, page 127:
      In human society, there is an irreconcilable conflict between the concept of financial wellbeing of the individual and the pernicious desire for increased wealth of the politically well connected.
  2. Having relationships; involved with others.
    • 1833, the american annual register of public events, for the year 1881-32:
      By his father's side Mr Trumbull was connected with one of the most honorable and conspicuous families of his native state.
    • 1838, Henry Fothergill Chorley, Vincent Otto Nolte, The authors of England, page 77:
      She is descended, on the father's side, from an ancient family in Northumberland, not remotely connected with nobility ; and there is a quaint rhyme current in the north country, which promises the name a long duration.
    • 1880, Syed Ameer Ali, The Personal Law of the Mahommedans: According to All the Schools, page 8:
      If the relation, however, differs, that is, the claimants be connected respectively through mother and father (notwithstanding equality in degree) the property is divided in the principle of double shares to the claimants connected through the father and one share to those related by the mother: that is , two-thirds would be given to those connected by the father's side as a group and one-third to those connected by the mother's side as a group.
    • 2007, Emmanuel Gobillot, The Connected Leader, →ISBN:
      Connected leaders use their influence differently. They create stories that make people want to belong, not just images that might help them obey.
    • 2010, John Townsend, Loving People: How to Love and Be Loved, →ISBN, page 56:
      As we saw in the last chapter, the research shows that connected people simply have better and healthier lives.
    • 2014, Spike Cook, Connected Leadership, →ISBN:
      When connected educators attend a conference, they establish a hashtag for the event so that others in the conference can connect.
  3. (Canada, US) Involved with organized crime, specifically someone not (yet) working for a crime organization, but referred to as a "friend" by made guys/wise guys inside the organization.
    • 2010, Nick Apuzzo, Connected, →ISBN, page 23:
      It wasn't as though there were groups of kids from mob-connected families who socialized exclusively; in fact, a consequence of growing up in a huge city like New York was that you had several groups of friends, simply due to the number and density of people.
  4. Intimate; having bonds of affection.
    • 2009, Jennifer Kolari, Connected Parenting, →ISBN:
      We were sitting on his bed and I was doing a lot of mirroring and chatting and just having a very connected conversation.
    • 2012, John DeFrain, Getting Connected, Staying Connected: Loving One Another, Day by Day, →ISBN:
      Once again they became best friends and were very connected to each other emotionally.
    • 2012, JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Vol 22-N1, →ISBN, page 40:
      I am very connected to this place because my Aunts are very cool, and my cousins too.
  5. (mathematics, topology, of a topological space) That cannot be partitioned into two nonempty open sets.
    • 2012, Ding-Zhu Du, Peng-Jun Wan, Connected Dominating Set: Theory and Applications, →ISBN, page v:
      As a combinatorial subject, the connected dominating set has been studied in as early as 1970s.
  6. (mathematics, graph theory, of a graph) Having a path, either directed or undirected, connecting every pair of vertices.
    In a connected graph, there is no section (proper subset that includes all edges from each vertex in said subset) of the graph that is isolated from the rest.
  7. Having or supporting connections, especially when through technology such as networking software or a transportation network.
    • 2013, Jennifer Holt, Kevin Sanson, Connected Viewing, →ISBN:
      Connected viewing activities such as streaming movies on Facebook, virtually attending BDLive screening events, or chatting via social media apps about a favorite television show require a significant amount of telecommunications and information infrastructure.
    • 2014, Zaigham Mahmood, Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government, →ISBN, page xviii:
      The objective is to understand and use the effectiveness of such technologies and best practices that proide succssful strategies towards developing a connected government that is more responsive to the needs of the general public and is engaged in full e-participation of the citizens.
    • 2014, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Connected Sociologies, →ISBN:
      Drawing upon postcolonial and decolonial arguments, I have suggested that modernity does not itself produce a connected world, but is itself a product of interconnections, or importantly, these interconnections are made up of different forms of domination, appropriation, possession and dispossession that cannot be seen as deriving from a simple logic of capitalist development or expanded market relations.

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  1. simple past and past participle of connect

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