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connect up

To attach or link something to something else. Let me just connect up these two cords, and then everything should be running again.
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connect the dots

1. Literally, to draw a line between dots, often as part of a children's activity to create an illustration or design. The kids are having fun connecting the dots and making pretty pictures for us.
2. To understand something by piecing together hints or other bits of information. Once I started to connect the dots, I realized that, if they hadn't called me by now, I probably wasn't getting the job.
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connect (up) to (someone or something)

1. To physically join people or things together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." The handcuffs kept the thief connected to the chair as he was questioned. If you don't connect this piece to that one, the base will be lopsided.
2. To be involved in or linked to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." Once he became connected to that scandal, his political career was over.
3. To successfully access a connection to something, such as electricity or the Internet. A noun or pronoun can be used between "connect" and "to." I'm having a hard time connecting to the Wi-Fi here.
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connect (up) with (someone or something)

1. To have a positive or meaningful connection with someone, often quickly. I just don't connect with those people—I doubt we have anything in common. I connected with Ashley immediately, and we've been best friends ever since.
2. To communicate with someone. I've been having a hard time connecting with Stephanie, since she's been out of the office every time I've tried to call her.
3. To form a relationship or a group. I'm sure you'll be able to connect with other photography enthusiasts in your new town.
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connect someone or something(up) to someone or something

 and connect someone or something (up) with someone or something 
1. Lit. to connect people or things in any combination, physically or by wires. The nurse connected Maggie up to the electrocardiograph. Eric connected the machine to the wall plug. The receptionist connected my call up to Susan.
2. Fig. to make a mental connection between people and things in any combination. I connected myself up to a person with similar interests. I often connect up Bob to sailing, because I first met him on a boat.
3. Fig. to argue that someone or something is linked to a criminal or a criminal act. I can connect Eric to the crime. The police connected the stolen goods to Susan.
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connect (up) to something

to attach to something; to attach or link something to some electrical device or electrical signal. When we finish the house, we will connect up to the utilities. We have to connect to the Internet ourselves.
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connect (up) with someone or something

1. to form an association with someone or a group. (The up is informal.) Let's connect up with some other people and form an organization through which we can express our views. We need to connect with like-minded people that can help us with our problems.
2. to meet with someone or a group; to communicate with someone or a group, especially over the telephone. I tried to connect up with Bob over the phone, but I could never reach him. We could not connect with the council to discuss these matters.
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connect (with someone)

Fig. to meet someone; to talk to someone on the telephone. Let's try to connect on this matter tomorrow. We finally connected and discussed the matter fully over dinner.

connect (with the ball)

[for a batter] to hit a baseball. Wally connected for a double. He swung, but didn't connect with the ball.

connect the ˈdots

(British English also join (up) the ˈdots) find or show the relationships between different things: It’s not hard to connect the dots between crime and poverty. ▶ connect-the-ˈdots adj.: a connect-the-dots article
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connect (with someone)

in. to meet someone; to talk to someone on the telephone. We connected over a drink and discussed the matter fully.
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connect (with something)

in. [for a batter] to hit a ball. He swung but didn’t connect with the ball.
See also: connect, something



connect the dots

1. To draw connecting lines between a seemingly random arrangement of numbered dots so as to produce a picture or design.
2. To draw logical inferences connecting items of information to reveal something previously hidden or unknown.
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Work on what has become the Common Framework was initiated in 2003, when the Connecting for Health collaborative began to create a Roadmap that called for the public and private sectors to work together to build an infrastructure that would allow for the rapid, accurate, and secure exchange of health information, essential for improving health care quality and safety.
Together, they protect patient privacy while enabling the authorized exchange of medical records," said Carol Diamond, MD, MPH, managing director of the Markle Foundation and chair of Connecting for Health.
To protect privacy, the Connecting for Health Common Framework architecture recommends use of a record locator service (RLS), an index that identifies where specific patient records are kept, but not what information the records contain.
We demonstrated the exchange of clinical information, by using a critical set of common, open technical standards," said Clay Shirky, who directs the technical work for Connecting for Health and teaches at New York University.
We are on the cusp of a new era in improving health care for all Americans in a way that respects the desires of individuals for both high-quality medical care and personal privacy," said John Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and vice chair of Connecting for Health.
9 million from both the Markle Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, local teams in Boston, Indianapolis, and Mendocino will work with one another and with Connecting for Health to launch the prototype networks.
Now, with the support of Connecting for Health and two national foundations, we are ready to link our network with two very different communities in other parts of the United States," said John Halamka, MD, chief information officer for CareGroup HealthCare System and an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
In order to support implementation of its recommendations, Connecting for Health will release a final version of the Roadmap and detailed reports by individual Working Groups that contributed to it by September.
The only way to overcome the barriers to electronic connectivity in healthcare is for the public and private sectors to work collaboratively to build an infrastructure that will improve healthcare for patients and their families," said Carol Diamond, MD, MPH, managing director at the Markle Foundation and chair of Connecting for Health.
Connecting for Health is pulling together the right people, giving them an action plan in order to efficiently create a decentralized and standards-based network that's good for healthcare and patients," said John Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, chair of the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics and executive vice chair of Connecting for Health.
Lotus software is further redefining the concept of conducting business through practical Knowledge Management, e-business and other groundbreaking ways of connecting ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities around the world via the Internet.
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