n. The state of being connected or joined; union by junction, by an intervening substance or medium, by dependence or relation, or by order in a series.n. The act of connecting; the act of uniting, associating, or bringing into relation.n. Sexual intercourse.n. Relationship by family ties, more particularly by distant consanguinity or by marriage; hence, a relative, especially a distant one.n. A circle of persons with whom one is brought into more or less intimate relation: as, a large business connection; hence, any member of such a circle.n. An association or united body; a religious sect: as, the Methodist connection.n. A series or set of circumstances or notions; a number of related notions or matters under consideration, or thought of together: especially in the phrases in this connection or in that connection (that is, in connection with the matter now, or then, mentioned or under discussion).n. Synonyms Junction, etc. (see union); coherence, continuity, association, alliance, intercourse, communication, affinity.n. Relative, etc. See relation.n. Whatever connects or is used to connect; a connecting part or thing: as, hot-water connections.n. Inductive series connection of induction motors or transformers, that is, such connection that the primary of the first apparatus connects to the supply-circuit, the secondary of the first to the primary of the second apparatus, the secondary of the second apparatus to the receiving-circuit or to the primary of a third apparatus, etc. Usually called concatenation or tandem connection.n. A body of Methodists in England which seceded from the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (1797), advocating the distribution of power of government between the ministers and the laity.