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connected

[kuh-nek-tid] /kəˈnɛk tɪd/
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
1705-1715
1705-15; connect + -ed2
Related forms
connectedly, adverb
connectedness, noun
subconnectedly, adverb
well-connected, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-connected

well-connected

adjective (well connected when postpositive)
1.
having influential or important relatives or friends

connected

/kəˈnɛktɪd/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
connectedly, adverb
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well-connected in Technology


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).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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