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    "Connect" as a noun.

    Could the word "connect" be used as a noun ? For example, " The spoken language ringtone on his cellular telephone was more an emotional connect than a functional feature."

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    Re: "Connect" as a noun.

    noun:connection
    verb:connect

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    Re: "Connect" as a noun.

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    noun:connection
    verb:connect
    I agree. "Connect" is not a noun.

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    #4

    Re: "Connect" as a noun.

    M-W has 'disconnect' as a noun, and I don't doubt that 'connect' will be more commonly used as a noun in some regional areas.

    Main Entry: 2disconnect
    Function: noun
    Date: 1976
    : a lack of or a break in connection, consistency, or agreement <a huge disconnect…between the nation's capital and the rest of the country — R. J. Samuelson>

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    Re: "Connect" as a noun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    M-W has 'disconnect' as a noun, and I don't doubt that 'connect' will be more commonly used as a noun in some regional areas.

    Main Entry: 2disconnect
    Function: noun
    Date: 1976
    : a lack of or a break in connection, consistency, or agreement <a huge disconnect…between the nation's capital and the rest of the country — R. J. Samuelson>
    The word "disconnect" has in fact become a commonly used noun in recent years (not that I particularly like it.) However, I have never heard the corollary "connect" used as a noun. But, then, wait a few years and perhaps it will be!

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