nex·​us | \ ?nek-s?s How to pronounce nexus (audio) \
                    plural nexuses\ ?nek-​s?-​s?z How to pronounce nexuses (audio) \ or nexus\ ?nek-​s?s How to pronounce nexus (audio) , -​?süs \

                    Definition of nexus

                    1 : connection, link the nexus between teachers and students also : a causal link the nexus between poverty and crime
                    2 : a connected group or series a nexus of theories a nexus of relationships
                    3 : center, focus The bookstore has become something of a nexus for the downtown neighborhood.— Jane Smiley

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                    Examples of nexus in a Sentence

                    the oft-repeated claim that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person through a nexus of six relationships as the nexus for three great religions, Jerusalem has had a troubled as well as illustrious history

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                    GRiZ Live Band GRiZ has always been a man of the funk, but he's expanded his sound and his artistic vision through the years to reach this new nexus wherein a full live band joins him on stage, horn section and all. Kat Bein, Billboard, "12 Must-See Acts At Electric Forest 2018," 7 June 2018 The home had served as CGF’s legal address and shipping nexus for years. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "How a CEO fiddled while beloved board game Glory to Rome crashed and burned," 8 Sep. 2018 The brainchild of CeCe Olisa and Chastity Garner Valentine, Curvy Con, which kicks off today at Center 415, has become the nexus point for style beyond size. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Curvy Con’s Founders Are Making Fashion Week Better and More Body Positive," 6 Sep. 2018 PUSH Buffalo Schools can be the nexus of a neighborhood, a community space and reference point for kids and parents alike. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Buffalo elementary school gets second life as solar-powered community hub," 19 July 2018 The findings match previous studies that also observed a common pattern in Europe’s crime-terror nexus. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "For Europe’s criminals and terrorists, buying a gun is getting easier," 18 Apr. 2018 This includes the ability to take samples of water within the ice shell, the underside of the ice at the bottom of the shell, and even water at the nexus of the water–ice interface at the surface of the Europan ocean. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "A Nuclear Tunneling Worm Could Help Us Find Out What's Beneath Europa's Ice," 17 Dec. 2018 The station is a busy hub sitting across the river from Midtown Manhattan at the nexus of the E, G, M, and 7 subway lines. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Long Island City Transit Hub Braces for a Rider Surge From the L Train Shutdown," 12 Nov. 2018 Roughly 64,000 homes—including 12,000 in Miami Beach, a nexus of real estate investment—will face chronic flooding. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Climate change and the coming coastal real estate crash," 16 Oct. 2018

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                    First Known Use of nexus

                    1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

                    History and Etymology for nexus

                    Latin, from nectere to bind

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                    English Language Learners Definition of nexus

                    formal : a relationship or connection between people or things


                    nex·​us | \ ?nek-s?s How to pronounce nexus (audio) \
                    plural nexuses\ -​s?-​s?z How to pronounce nexuses (audio) \ or nexus\ -​s?s, -​?süs How to pronounce nexus (audio) \

                    Medical Definition of nexus

                    1 : a connection or link
                    2 : a connected group or series


                    nex·​us | \ ?nek-s?s How to pronounce nexus (audio) \
                    plural nexuses or nexus\ -​s?s, -​?süs How to pronounce nexus (audio) \

                    Legal Definition of nexus

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

                    History and Etymology for nexus

                    Latin, bond, tie, from nectere to bind

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