well-connected

connected

[kuh-nek-tid]
adjective
1.
united, joined, or linked.
2.
having a connection.
3.
joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ideas.
4.
related by family ties.
5.
having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons.
6.
Mathematics. pertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets whose intersections with the given set are disjoint and nonempty.

Origin:
1705–15; connect + -ed2

connectedly, adverb
connectedness, noun
subconnectedly, adverb
well-connected, adjective
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connected (kəˈnɛktɪd)
 
adj
1.  joined or linked together
2.  (of speech) coherent and intelligible
3.  logic, maths (of a relation) such that either it or its converse holds between any two members of its domain
 
con'nectedly
 
adv

well-connected
 
adj
having influential or important relatives or friends

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connect
1670s, from L. connectere (see connection). Earlier was connex (1540s), from Fr. connexer, from L. *connexare, freq. of conectere (pp. stem connex-). A similar change took place in Fr., where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship"
(with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connecting (1680s); connectedness (1690s).
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connect con·nect (kə-někt')
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s

  1. To join or fasten together.

  2. To become joined or united.


con·nec'tor n.
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well-connected

adj. Said of a computer installation, asserts that it has reliable email links with the network and/or that it relays a large fraction of available Usenet newsgroups. `Well-known' can be almost synonymous, but also implies that the site's name is familiar to many (due perhaps to an archive service or active Usenet users).
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well-connected definition


Said of a computer installation, asserts that it has reliable electronic mail links with the network and/or that it relays a large fraction of available Usenet newsgroups. "Well-known" can be almost synonymous, but also implies that the site's name is familiar to many (due perhaps to an archive service or active Usenet users).

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