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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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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connexion (plural connexions)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Dated spelling of connection.
    • 1848, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography:
      I saw he was going to marry her, for family, perhaps political reasons; because her rank and connexions suited him; []
    • 1926, H. P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”:
      Persuading the widow that my connexion with her husband's 'technical matters' was sufficient to entitle me to his manuscript, I bore the document away and []
    • 1978, M. I. Finley, “The fifth-century Athenian empire: A balance sheet”, in Peter D. A. Garnsey and C. R. Whittaker (editors), Imperialism in the Ancient World: The Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History, Cambridge University Press (reprinted 2006), ISBN 0-521-03390-X, page 125,
      In this connexion, it is worth remembering that we are never told how the tribute was collected within the tributary state.
    • 1984 November 20, “Rugby Union: The Jaguars Make A Move To End Their Isolation Argentina turns to FIRA and the French connexion is set to benefit”, in The Times, page 21.
  2. (Britain, religion, historical) A circuit of prayer groups who employed travelling ministers alongside the regular ministers attached to each congregation.

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  • This spelling has been rarely encountered in the United States since the 19th century. In the United Kingdom the spelling remained in common use until the mid-twentieth century, since which time its use has declined. It is still a notable and accepted alternative spelling since it is retained by the British Methodist Church and some other organisations, and it is listed as a British alternative by the Oxford Dictionary.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōnexiō.

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connexion f (plural connexions)

  1. connection
  2. login

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connexion f (oblique plural connexions, nominative singular connexion, nominative plural connexions)

  1. connection (state of being connected)