A Word A Day : Nexus

Sunday, 21st October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : nék-sess

1. a connection or link associating two or more people or things

2. a group or series of connected people or things

3. the center or focus of something or the core

4. Cell Biology: a specialized area of the cellular membrane that helps cells to communicate or adhere


Mid-17th century - Latin nex- past participle of nectere bind


connection, link, tie, relationship, node, interconnection, join, bond, yoke



Contextual Examples:

• The real nexus of the money culture was Wall Street.

• The nexus between New York's real-estate investors and its politicians was well known.

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