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nexus

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noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Simple Definition of nexus

  • : a relationship or connection between people or things

Full Definition of nexus

plural nex·us·es play \-sə-səz\ or nex·us \-səs, -ˌsüs\

  1. 1 :  connection, link; also :  a causal link

  2. 2 :  a connected group or series

  3. 3 :  center, focus

Examples of nexus

  1. <the oft-repeated claim that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person through a nexus of six relationships>

  2. <as the nexus for three great religions, Jerusalem has had a troubled as well as illustrious history>



Origin of nexus

Latin, from nectere to bind


First Known Use: 1663

Rhymes with nexus


Medical Dictionary

nexus

play
noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Medical Definition of nexus

plural nex·us·es \-sə-səz\play or nex·us \-səs, -ˌsüs\play

  1. 1:  a connection or link

  2. 2:  a connected group or series





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