Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A means of connection; a link or tie.
  • noun A connected series or group.
  • noun The core or center.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman law:
  • noun A free-born person who had contracted the obligation called nexum, and thus became liable to be seized by his creditor if he failed to pay, and to be compelled to serve him until the debt was discharged.
  • noun The bond or obligation by which such a person was held.
  • noun Tie; connection; interdependence existing between the several members or individuals of a series or group.
  • noun In medieval music, melodic motion by skips.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Connection; tie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a form of connection
  • noun a connected group
  • noun the centre of something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a connected series or group
  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from past participle of nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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