Nexus
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Nexus
See also: nexûs and nex?s

English

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Etymology

From Latin nexus ("the act of binding together; bond"), from nect? ("bind").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'n?k.s?s/
  • IPA(key): /'n?k.su:s/ (plural)
  • Rhymes: -?ks?s
  • (file)

Noun

nexus (countable and uncountable, plural nexuses or nexus)

  1. A form of connection.
  2. A connected group.
  3. The centre of something.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.

Usage notes

The Latin plural form (written nexûs or nex?s) is sometimes used in academic discussions of process philosophy (see Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Nexus (process philosophy) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia ).

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Latin

Etymology

Perfect passive participle of nect? ("bind").

Pronunciation

Participle

nexus (feminine nexa, neuter nexum); first/second-declension participle

  1. bound, tied, fastened, connected, interwoven, having been bound.
  2. bound by obligation, obliged, made liable, pledged, having been obliged.

Declension

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nexus nexa nexum nex? nexae nexa
Genitive nex? nexae nex? nex?rum nex?rum nex?rum
Dative nex? nex? nex?s
Accusative nexum nexam nexum nex?s nex?s nexa
Ablative nex? nex? nex? nex?s
Vocative nexe nexa nexum nex? nexae nexa

Noun

nexus m (genitive nex?s); fourth declension

  1. the act of binding, tying or fastening together
  2. something which binds; bond, joint, binding, fastening; connection; nexus
  3. a personal obligation of a debtor
  4. a legal obligation

Declension

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nexus nex?s
Genitive nex?s nexuum
Dative nexu? nexibus
Accusative nexum nex?s
Ablative nex? nexibus
Vocative nexus nex?s

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Descendants

  • Catalan: nexe
  • -> English: nexus
  • French: nexus

References


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