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Connexion is the original variant spelling of "connection", common until at least the 18th century, and still used in Britain well into the 20th century. (The Oxford English Dictionary lists it as an acceptable spelling to this day.) Its use continues to the present in a number of contexts:

In Non-conformist Christianity

In the history of Christianity in England, a Connexion was a circuit of prayer groups who would employ travelling ministers alongside the regular ministers attached to each congregation.

This method of organising emerged in eighteenth century English Non-conformist religious circles; this is why the otherwise old-fashioned spelling (connexion rather than connection) is retained (although connexion was the house style of The Times of London until around 1984 and 1985). The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion was founded by Selina, Countess of Huntingdon.

The most significant current use of the term is for the national organization of Methodism in Great Britain; see Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Connexions, a UK government youth scheme

The Connexions agency is a government-funded initiative in the UK that gives advice to those between the ages of 13 and 19. It was set up in 2000.

Connexions Online

Connexions Online is the Internet home of Connexions Information Sharing Services, an organization working to connect individuals and organizations working for social change with each other, with information and ideas, and with the general public. Connexions Online features information about resources and organizations fostering democratization, economic justice, environmental responsibility, civil liberties, and the creation and preservation of community.

Connexions Information Sharing Services

Connexions Information Sharing Services is a Canadian non-profit organization working to connect individuals and organizations working for social change with each other, with information and ideas, and with the general public. It was established in February 1976.

Connexion by Boeing

Connexion was also used as the name of the in-flight online connectivity service by Connexion by Boeing.

Connexion by PhyQuest

Connexion is also the name of a risk-reduction reporting system developed by PhyQuest. The system ensures the communication of critical non-emergent radiology findings and emergency room discrepincies. Connexion first introduced August 20, 2002, with Wellstar Health Systems and Quantum Radiology Northwest at Kennestone Hospital. The reporting system holds a patent at the USPTO office.

An example of when the system might be used:

John is diagnosed with bronchitis, however, his doctor is not sure of the diagnosis. John's doctor then sends John to the hospital for an x-ray. A radiologist reads John's x-ray and finds that not only does John have bronchitis, but there is also a suspicious nodule in the x-ray that has the potential to be life-threatening cancer.

The radiologist activates Connexion which ensures that the exam results (John's cancer) are delivered to the appropriate parties (John and his doctor). Connexion records all actions that are taken in reporting the radiology exam.

Connexion LGBT Community

Connexion is the name of an online LGBT community based out of Denver. A large portion of its members are Coloradans.

Connexion Technologies

Connexion Technologies is a fiber-optic amenity company based in Cary N.C.. It invests its capital to design, build and operate Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks in single family, multi family, high rise, resort and hospitality properties nationwide. Connexion Technologies partners with leading service providers to offer television, telephone, Internet, and security monitoring services. It was established in 2002 and has 17 offices throughout the country. Connexion Technologies.

Connexion Ltd

Connexion Ltd is a UK based company providing outsourced IT solutions to SME businesses throughout the south of the UK. Services also include web design, business solutions and IT support.

Connexion (Band)

Connexion is a dance pop duo best known for their hit single "Ring Ring".

There are several wedding bands in the Chicago area that are called The Connexion Band. They are all operated by Chicago Music Management's Ray Zajeski.

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