Also known as
The word neusis can also be seen as neuseis.
Under Plato, neusis was considered a last resort when all other methods of construction had failed.
By the time of Pappus of Alexandria, to use a neusis construction when other methods would work was considered a serious error.
The word neusis us the Greek νεῦσις, which comes from the word νεύειν (neuein) meaning incline towards. Its plural is νεύσεις (neuseis).