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connect +‎ -or

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connector (plural connectors)

SMA connector
SMA connector male to male
  1. One who connects.
    • 2008, Duncan Brown, Nicky Hayes, Influencer Marketing, page 38:
      There are only a few genuine social connectors. True connectors collect people like other collectors collect stamps.
  2. A device (or, more precisely, a mating pair of devices, often a plug and a socket) for connecting together two wires, cables, or hoses, allowing electricity or fluid to flow but also allowing easy disconnection and reconnection when necessary.
  3. A highway or freeway road which connects to another highway or freeway. It can be part of an interchange or a longer roadway such as the 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) U.S. Route 24 Connector.
  4. (computing) A line connecting two shapes in presentation software.
  5. (computing) A software component that provides access from an application program to an external database or data source, such as a JDBC connector.
  6. (poker) Any of a group of cards of consecutive face value, useful in forming straights etc.

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  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of connectō