## CONNECTION

### Connection

In geometry, the notion of a**connection**makes precise the idea of transporting data along a curve or family of curves in a

*parallel*and consistent manner. There are a variety of kinds of connections in modern geometry, depending on what sort of data one wants to transport. For instance, an affine connection, the most elementary type of connection, gives a means for transporting tangent vectors to a manifold from one point to another along a curve. An affine connection is typically given in the form of a covariant derivative, which gives a means for taking directional derivatives of vector fields: the infinitesimal transport of a vector field in a given direction.

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### connection

#### Noun

- 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.

- 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**.

- 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.

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