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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cascade  system  \Cascade  system\  (Elec.) 
  A  system  or  method  of  connecting  and  operating  two  induction 
  motors  so  that  the  primary  circuit  of  one  is  connected  to  the 
  secondary  circuit  of  the  other  the  primary  circuit  of  the 
  latter  being  connected  to  the  source  of  supply;  also  a 
  system  of  electric  traction  in  which  motors  so  connected  are 
  employed.  The  cascade  system  is  also  called 
 
  {tandem,  or  concatenated},  {system};  the  connection  a 
 
  {cascade,  tandem,  or  concatenated},  {connection},  or 
 
  {a  concatenation};  and  the  control  of  the  motors  so  obtained 
  a 
 
  {tandem,  or  concatenation},  {control}. 
 
  Note:  In  the  cascade  system  of  traction  the  cascade 
  connection  is  used  for  starting  and  for  low  speeds  up 
  to  half  speed.  For  full  speed  the  short-circuited  motor 
  is  cut  loose  from  the  other  motor  and  is  either  left 
  idle  or  (commonly)  connected  direct  to  the  line 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Connection  \Con*nec"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  {Connexion}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  connecting,  or  the  state  of  being  connected; 
  junction;  union;  alliance;  relationship. 
 
  He  [Algazel]  denied  the  possibility  of  a  known 
  connection  between  cause  and  effect.  --Whewell. 
 
  The  eternal  and  inserable  connection  between  virtue 
  and  hapiness.  --Atterbury. 
 
  2.  That  which  connects  or  joins  together;  bond;  tie. 
 
  Any  sort  of  connection  which  is  perceived  or 
  imagined  between  two  or  more  things  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  A  relation;  esp.  a  person  connected  with  another  by 
  marriage  rather  than  by  blood;  --  used  in  a  loose  and 
  indefinite,  and  sometimes  a  comprehensive,  sense 
 
  4.  The  persons  or  things  that  are  connected;  as  a  business 
  connection;  the  Methodist  connection. 
 
  Men  elevated  by  powerful  connection.  --Motley. 
 
  At  the  head  of  a  strong  parliamentary  connection. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Whose  names  forces,  connections,  and  characters 
  were  perfectly  known  to  him  --Macaulay. 
 
  {In  this  connection},  in  connection  with  this  subject. 
 
  Note:  [A  phrase  objected  to  by  some  writers.] 
 
  Note:  This  word  was  formerly  written,  as  by  Milton,  with  x 
  instead  of  t  in  the  termination,  connexion,  and  the 
  same  thing  is  true  of  the  kindred  words  inflexion, 
  reflexion,  and  the  like  But  the  general  usage  at 
  present  is  to  spell  them  connection,  inflection, 
  reflection,  etc 
 
  Syn:  Union;  coherence;  continuity;  junction;  association; 
  dependence;  intercourse;  commerce;  communication; 
  affinity;  relationship. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  connection 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {connexion},  {connectedness}] 
  [ant:  {unconnectedness}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  connected;  "the  connection  between  church 
  and  state  is  inescapable"  [syn:  {link},  {connectedness}] 
  [ant:  {disjunction}] 
  3:  something  that  connects;  "he  soldered  the  connection";  "he 
  didn't  have  the  right  connector  between  the  amplifier  and 
  the  speakers"  [syn:  {connexion},  {connector},  {connecter}, 
  {connective}] 
  4:  (usually  plural)  a  person  who  is  influential  and  to  whom  you 
  are  connected  in  some  way  (as  by  family  or  friendship); 
  "he  has  powerful  connections" 
  5:  the  process  of  bringing  ideas  or  events  together  in  memory 
  or  imagination;  "conditioning  is  a  form  of  learning  by 
  association"  [syn:  {association},  {connexion}] 
  6:  a  connecting  shape  [syn:  {connexion},  {link}] 
  7:  a  supplier  (especially  of  narcotics) 
  8:  shifting  from  one  form  of  transportation  to  another;  "the 
  plane  was  late  and  he  missed  his  connection  in  Atlanta" 
  [syn:  {connexion}] 
  9:  the  act  of  bringing  two  things  into  contact  [syn:  {joining}, 
  {connexion},  {connecting}] 




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