I am confused whether I should use connectivity or connectivities in the following sentence:

This processor analyzes the statuses of various switches and circuit-breakers in the system and determines the grid connectivity among different electrical nodes (i.e., buses).

  • Why are you using "statuses"?
    – Wlerin
    Apr 2, 2014 at 21:53
  • Also, how many different connectivities are being determined? Is it one overall connectivity?
    – Wlerin
    Apr 2, 2014 at 22:07
  • Are you sure "connectivity" is the right word in the first place? In an earthbound electrical system (as opposed to the internet) would not the more definite word "connections" be better? Apr 3, 2014 at 1:05

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I'd recommend Connectivities as you're referring to multiple mappings between multiple nodes.

Connectivity would have been more appropriate, had you not introduced the qualifying phrase : among the different nodes and word statuses. At various points in that sentence, you're taking several plural forms into account. You should use Connectivities to consummate the multiples you're alluding to in your sentence

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