[ nek-suhs ]
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noun,plural nex·us·es, nex·us.
  1. a means of connection; tie; link.

  2. a connected series or group.

  1. the core or center, as of a matter or situation.

  2. Cell Biology. a specialized area of the cell membrane involved in intercellular communication and adhesion.

Origin of nexus

First recorded in 1655–65; from Latin nexus “a binding, joining, fastening,” noun use of past participle of nectere “to bind, join, tie”

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British Dictionary definitions for nexus


/ (ˈnɛksəs) /

nounplural nexus
  1. a means of connection between members of a group or things in a series; link; bond

  2. a connected group or series

Origin of nexus

C17: from Latin: a binding together, from nectere to bind

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