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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛk.səs/
  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛk.suːs/ (plural)
  • Rhymes: -ɛksəs
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NounEdit

nexus (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.

Usage notesEdit

The Latin plural form (written nexûs or nexūs) is sometimes used in academic discussions of process philosophy (see   Nexus (process philosophy) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia ).

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of nectō (bind).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nexus nexa nexum nexī nexae nexa
Genitive nexī nexae nexī nexōrum nexārum nexōrum
Dative nexō nexō nexīs
Accusative nexum nexam nexum nexōs nexās nexa
Ablative nexō nexā nexō nexīs
Vocative nexe nexa nexum nexī nexae nexa

NounEdit

nexus m (genitive nexūs); 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

DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nexus nexūs
Genitive nexūs nexuum
Dative nexuī nexibus
Accusative nexum nexūs
Ablative nexū nexibus
Vocative nexus nexūs

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