nexus

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noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Definition of nexus

plural

nexuses

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nexus

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

  2. 2 :  a connected group or series

  3. 3 :  center, focus

Examples of nexus in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of nexus

Latin, from nectere to bind


First Known Use: 1663


NEXUS Defined for English Language Learners

nexus

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noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Definition of nexus for English Language Learners

  • : a relationship or connection between people or things


Medical Dictionary

nexus

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noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Medical Definition of nexus

plural

nexuses

\-sə-səz\play or

nexus

\-səs, -ˌsüs\play
  1. 1:  a connection or link

  2. 2:  a connected group or series


Law Dictionary

nexus

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noun nex·us \ˈnek-səs\

Legal Definition of nexus

plural

nexuses

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nexus

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  1. :  a connection or link between things, persons, or events especially that is or is part of a chain of causation

Origin and Etymology of nexus

Latin, bond, tie, from nectere to bind



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