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[kuh-nek-ter] /kəˈnɛk tər/
a person or thing that connects.
any of various devices for connecting one object to another.
(formerly) a person who couples railroad cars.
Also, connecter.
Origin of connector
1785-95; connect + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So manufacturers would have to agree on a standard communications protocol and a universal connector to join the hardware.
  • The secondary connector acts as a second power source.
  • Start by plugging in the connector that is attached to the thicker cable.
  • Additionally even the correct cable, and every connector used, attenuates the power of the signal not inconsiderably.
  • The only thing this system replaces is the physical metal connector on the dock.
  • Most poles resemble tubes with a slightly larger metal connector at the end.
  • If needed, the dealer will replace the wiring harness terminal, and the wiring harness connector will be secured in place.
  • In addition to the connector paths, three sections of the park feature additional trails.
  • It features electric reverse, a high-output accessories connector and cruise control.
  • Those truss members in turn support vertical connector bars and the road deck.
Word Origin and History for connector

1795, "tube for connecting other materials," agent noun in Latin form from connect and usefully distinct from connecter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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