Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a connected series or group
  2. (noun, linkdef) the means of connection between things linked in series

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Synonyms of Nexus


Alternate forms of Nexus

Hypernyms: linkage, series

Origin of the word Nexus

  1. 1663, "bond, link, means of communication," from L. nexus, pp. of nectere "to bind," from PIE base *ned- "to bind, tie" (see net (n.)). more

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