The term nexus , which derives from the Latin word nexus, refers to a Union or yet link . Depending on the context, it can be used in various ways.
At colloquial language , it is called a link to the person or element that allows relate or link two situations, circumstances, factors, etc. For example: "The prosecutor is investigating an alleged link between the arrested businessman and the governor", “My sister was the link between Javier and Laura, who are now in a couple”, "There is no direct link between drug use and crime".
In the field of grammar , a link allows the union of sentences, phrases or words thanks to its syntactic function . It can be a subordinate nexus or of a coordinating link .
He subordinate nexus , as the name implies, subordinates a proposition to another placing it at a lower level in terms of its importance. The expression “I left the place when I got bored” appeals to the subordinate nexus "when" to join the propositions “I left the place” and "I got bored". It should be noted that the subordination can be adverbial, adjective or substantive.
He coordinating link , for its part, serves as a link between propositions or words that are located in the same category : “The boy sang and danced”. In this case, "and" It is the coordinating link. The coordinating links can be ilative, adversative, disjunctive or copulative.
"Nexus" Finally, it is the name of a magazine Mexican that presents articles on economy, politics, culture and other topics. Enrique Florescano founded this publication in 1978 .