Connote vs Connection - What's the difference?

connote | connection |

As a verb connote

is .

As a noun connection is

(uncountable) the act of connecting.




  • To signify beyond its literal or principal meaning.
  • Racism often connotes an underlying fear or ignorance.
  • To possess an inseparable related condition; to imply as a logical consequence.
  • Poverty connotes hunger.
  • To express without overt reference; to imply.
  • To require as a logical predicate to consequence.
  • Synonyms

    * (possess an inseparable condition) entail, imply * (express without overt reference) entail, imply * (require as a logical predicate) predicate

    See also

    * denote


    * ----



    Alternative forms

    * connexion , (abbreviation)


  • (uncountable) The act of connecting.
  • The point at which two or more things are connected.
  • the connection between overeating and obesity
    My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2004 , date=April 15 , author= , title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer , work=The Scotsman citation , page= , passage=A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
  • A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
  • As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us.
  • An established communications or transportation link.
  • computers linked by a network connection
    I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection .
  • (transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
  • The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train.
  • A kinship relationship between people.