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nexus

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Definition an important connection; or a place where things connect or come together
  • The conflict is complicated by Afghanistan's opium-terrorism nexus.
nexus = connection
  • Silicon Valley is the nexus of technology and innovation.
  • nexus = a place where things connect or come together
  • Washington D.C. is the nexus of American power brokers.
  • nexus = an important place where things connect or come together
  • The legislation proposes building a highway/light-rail/power-grid nexus between the two cities.
  • nexus = a place where things come together (in this case, a single location for a highway, light-rail, and power lines)
  • The room was a nexus for four hallways-including the one they had just exited-that divided Tronjheim into quarters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It's much easier to get this close than it is to depart, because Amber is the center, the nexus.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • He never leaves his house, sees no one save Marie-Laure, and yet somehow he has found himself at the nexus of a web of information.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Tower stands at a kind of... power-nexus.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Not so much as a diskey or C-spot nexus.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She was the nexus of all the connections his brain made—the wheel's hub.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • At this point, the Glatun Federation sat as the nexus of trade between fourteen different races, some of them having, in turn, expanded widely.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I pulled up the killer's "diaries" on Nexus.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • I knew that if I went home now I'd be leaving behind some vital nexus to the case.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "A cash nexus," brooded Oedipa, "you and Perry Mason, two of a kind, it's all you know about, you shysters."
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • She settled on a Pax Nexus three-door wardrobe and two small Malm bureaus.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • She thought of the boy's features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The nexus between these "different orders of time" is, of course—for those of us who were not there—someone who was there, and this brings me back to Sophie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The nexus of that cross would be a merging of responsibility and liberty difficult to reach, a battle among women who are understood to be least able to win it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • And I move more rigid than all the others with a sense of judgment; the vibrations of the chapel bells stirring the depths of my turmoil, moving toward its nexus with a sense of doom.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He now believed that the real answer lay somewhere in the nexus of love he felt for his children, in the ache he experienced when he woke in the quiet house and realized they weren't here.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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