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connexion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n connexion the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication) "the joining of hands around the table","there was a connection via the internet"
    • n connexion shifting from one form of transportation to another "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
    • n connexion an instrumentality that connects "he soldered the connection","he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
    • n connexion the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
    • n connexion a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it) "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
    • n connexion a connecting shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Connexion Connection. See Connection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n connexion See connection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Connexion act of connecting: that which connects: a body or society held together by a bond: coherence: intercourse: context: relation: intimacy: a relative
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. connexio,: cf. F. connexion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and nectĕre, to tie.

Usage

In literature:

As we shall see later, in another connexion, Aristotle did not regard space as infinite.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
In Great Britain a great change has taken place in regard to the provision of employment in connexion with the state.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
What he really wanted was to get in connexion with the Exchange.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
It is chiefly notable for its connexion with the mutiny of 1857.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
In some respects his kingdom benefited by the connexion with France.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The connexion of the Chinese with Borneo calls for notice here.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Dynamic connexions are qualitatively diverse, just as are the centers of action.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
There seems a connexion between consciousness and the power to modify reflex action to meet the exigencies of the occasion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
For what connexion is there of iron with Mars?
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Unfortunately such a practice is far from uncommon in connexion with these questions.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
One thing is certain, that if there be any connexion, it is of infinite remoteness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The name Cycleus given to his father indicates the connexion of the son with the "cyclic" or circular chorus which was the origin of tragedy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Subsequently he is reported as making a voyage to Spain, probably in connexion with James's intrigues with that country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
She gives us a vivid picture of her experiences in connexion with the German occupation.
"With our Fighting Men" by William E. Sellers
There is one other point in connexion with the viscous theory which claims our attention.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
Nor are the other connexions for the word outside this group free from doubt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The games of the 4th Olympiad (1908) were held in London in connexion with the Franco-British Exhibition of that year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
There is also a coal dock, and the port has railway and roadway connexion with Batavia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Thus some of the most valuable lessons as to the normal evolution of a system of finance are to be learned in this connexion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
A connexion between the Finno-Ugric and Dravidian languages has also been suggested.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Hame! and a' its fond attractions
Fast to Will's warm bosom flee;
While the thoughts o' dear connexions
Swell his heart and blind his ee--
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
And here the sweet connexion ends,
Eliza! 'twixt the gem and thee;
For thou wast polish'd from the first,
By Nature's hand, more happily!
"Lines To Miss E. Atkinson" by Sir John Carr
Too well had she sped the connexion to drop,
As one doubtful corner she'd got by,
She saw me alone, and she enter'd the shop,
To buy a book, or else to--not buy.
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
I. Oh why are not all those close ties which enfold
Each human connexion like those which unite us!
Why should interest or pride, or feelings so cold,
Alone to sweet amity 's bondage invite us?
"To Mrs. Lefanue" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

Fashion from Faith Connexion .
French headquartered brand Faith Connexion produced a gala grand opening party Nov 30 for its first US boutique, located at 8420 Melrose Ave, in West Hollywood.
"We're pleased to join the Material ConneXion library after a thorough assessment by Material ConneXion 's experts," said Mark Bourke, PakNatural Sales Development Manager for Sealed Air.
Cary-based Connexion Technologies to close.
Connexion Technologies, a Cary business that once employed more than 600 people, is abruptly ending its 10-year run with a scheduled shutdown Thursday.
Annabelle Dexter Jones for Faith Connexion .
What's New at Material ConneXion .
Connexion opts for BelAir Wi-Fi equipment.
Connexion by Boeing airborne Internet in airline service.
Since Connexion by Boeing was announced four years ago, the service has matured from tantalizing possibility to in-service reality.
Boeing might sell or shut down its Connexion in-flight Internet service after six years of failing to turn a profit on the business, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
Connexion by Boeing announced changes to in-flight services offered and to the pricing for Internet connectivity.
Conyers native and Heritage High School graduate Andrew Covington will pastor the new Methodist church, Connexion Church, which will hold a Christmas event on Dec 22.
Conyers native and Heritage High School graduate Andrew Covington will pastor the new Methodist church, Connexion Church, which will hold a Christmas event on Dec 22.
Perennial Wood received honorable mention for a MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year from Material ConneXion.
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In science:

Sasaki: On the Spaces with Normal Conformal Connexions whose Groups of Holonomy fixes a Point or a Hypersphere. I.
Projective Geometry I: Principles and Properties
Cartan: Sur les vari´et´es connexion projective, Bull.
Projective Geometry II: Cones and Complete Classifications
This relation is well known because it gives a connexion between the Tutte polynomial and the partition function of the Potts model using the Fortuin Kasteleyn representation.
On the number of clusters for planar graphs
Ayant reconnu, dans les num´eros pr´ec´edents, l’existence de surfaces `a courbures oppos´ees et `a connexion quelconque, nous avons `a rappeler les principes qui gouvernent l’´etude des lignes trac´ees sur de telles surfaces: principes pos´es par M.
On the genesis of symbolic dynamics as we know it
Malgrange, Connexions m´eromorphies 2, Le r´eseau canonique, Invent.
Good formal structure for meromorphic flat connections on smooth projective surfaces
Another interesting question concerns the connexion between structural glasses (with annealed, i.e. self induced, disorder) and spin glasses (with quenched disorder).
Growth of a dynamical correlation length in an aging superspin glass
In this connexion, the «canonical long flip-flop» corresponds to th e variant (Figure II-2) of the «minimal long flip-flop» after replacing gates NOT-AND-NOT by gates OR.
Easily testable logical networks based on a 'widened long flip-flop'
In this connexion we can expect that the deciding factor causing redundancy of our decisions with respect to tradition al ones represents using of two-rail coding for logical signals.
Easily testable logical networks based on a 'widened long flip-flop'
Pitman’s motivation for considering these edgedeletion dynamics stems from its connexion with the additive coalescence.
A two-time-scale phenomenon in a fragmentation-coagulation process
We begin by pointing out a connexion between criticality in one-sided, symmetric location models and a necessary condition to achieve consistency of ˆπ0 (Section 4.1).
Intrinsic Bounds and False Discovery Rate Control in Multiple Testing Problems
It is still a metric connexion, meaning that the covariant derivative of the metric vanishes.
Geometry and Harmonic Superspace: some recent progress
N = (4, 0), d = 2: Torsion is a closed 3-form, complex structures are annihilated by covariant derivatives (with a connexion including torsion) and form the quaternionic algebra.
Geometry and Harmonic Superspace: some recent progress
The connexion with chirality is immediately given by (1).
Angular momentum decomposition of chiral multiplets in front form
In this section, we shall discuss the dynamics of the two-states system described by the Hamiltonian Eq. (4.12) in the free fermion case ∆ = 0. (For a connexion between this Hamiltonian and a seven-vertex model, see Appendix B.) This model describes A particles diffusing and annihilating in pairs.
Reaction-Diffusion Processes, Critical Dynamics and Quantum Chains
Sutherland, (see also Appendix C, where the connexion with the Hecke algebra is shown).
Reaction-Diffusion Processes, Critical Dynamics and Quantum Chains
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