connexion

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English connexioun, from Latin connexiō (a conclusion, binding together), from connectō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kəˈnɛkʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən
  • Hyphenation: con‧nex‧ion

NounEdit

connexion (countable and uncountable, plural connexions)

  1. (chiefly UK) Dated spelling of connection.
  2. (religion)
    1. The description for a Methodist denomination as a whole, as opposed to its constituent churches, circuits, districts and conferences (US spelling: connection).
    2. (historical) The inter-relationship of prayer groups or religious societies under the oversight of an itinerant preacher who is assisted by the local preachers attached to each society.

Usage notesEdit

  • This spelling has been rarely encountered in the United States since the 18th century. In the United Kingdom the spelling remained in common use until the mid-twentieth century, since which 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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōnexiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

connexion f (plural connexions)

  1. connection
  2. login

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NounEdit

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

  1. connection (state of being connected)