nisus

noun ni·sus \ ˈnī-səs \

Definition of nisus

plural nisus play \ˈnī-səs, -ˌsüs\
: a mental or physical effort to attain an end : a perfective urge or endeavor

Origin and Etymology of nisus

Latin, from niti to lean, rely, strive; akin to Latin nictare to wink — more at connive


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nisus

noun ni·sus \ ˈnī-səs \

medical Definition of nisus

plural nisus play \-səs, -ˌsüs\
: a mental or physical effort to attain an end

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