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From Latin nexus ("the act of binding together; bond"), from nect? ("bind").
- (key): /'n?k.s?s/
- (key): /'n?k.su:s/ (plural)
- Rhymes: -?ks?s
nexus (countable and uncountable, plural nexuses or nexus)
- A form of connection.
- A connected group.
- The centre of something.
- (historical, law) In Ancient Rome, a person who had contracted a nexum or obligation of such a kind that, if he failed to pay, his creditor could compel him to work as a servant until the debt was paid.
- (Canada, US, finance) The relationship between a vendor and a jurisdiction for the purpose of taxation, established for example by the vendor operating a physical store in that jurisdiction.
The Latin plural form (written nexûs or nex?s) is sometimes used in academic discussions of process philosophy (see Nexus (process philosophy) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia ).
Perfect passive participle of nect? ("bind").
nexus (feminine nexa, neuter nexum); first/second-declension participle
- bound, tied, fastened, connected, interwoven, having been bound.
- bound by obligation, obliged, made liable, pledged, having been obliged.
nexus m (genitive nex?s); fourth declension
- the act of binding, tying or fastening together
- something which binds; bond, joint, binding, fastening; connection; nexus
- a personal obligation of a debtor
- a legal obligation
- nexus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- nexus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- nexus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- concatenation, interdependence of causes: rerum causae aliae ex aliis nexae
- systematic succession, concatenation: continuatio seriesque rerum, ut alia ex alia nexa et omnes inter se aptae colligataeque sint (N. D. 1. 4. 9)
- the connection: sententiae inter se nexae
- the connection: contextus orationis (not nexus, conexus sententiarum)
- nexus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016