Definitions of connector
  1. noun
    an instrumentality that connects
    “he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers”
    synonyms: connecter, connection, connective, connexion
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    attachment, bond
    a connection that fastens things together
    the part of a network that connects other networks together
    earth, ground
    a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
    a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
    a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
    a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
    conjunction, junction
    something that joins or connects
    slip ring
    connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
    line, phone line, subscriber line, telephone circuit, telephone line
    a telephone connection
    patch, temporary hookup
    a connection intended to be used for a limited time
    coupling, yoke
    a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    contact, tangency
    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
    DSL, digital subscriber line
    a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
    hot line
    a direct telephone line between two officials
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    booster cable, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead
    a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
    barrier strip, junction barrier
    a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
    land line, landline
    a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits
    any connection or unifying bond
    party line
    a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
    private line
    a telephone line serving a single subscriber
    splice, splicing
    a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
    a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears
    toll line
    a telephone line for long-distance calls
    trunk line
    a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
    WATS, WATS line
    a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service
    type of:
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
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