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Juncture definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JUNC'TURE, n. [L. junctura; jungo, to join.]
1. A joining; union; amity; as the juncture of hearts. [Little used.]
2. A union of two bodies; a seam; particularly, a joint or articulation.
3. The line or point at which two bodies are joined.
4. A point of time; particularly, a point rendered critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions" [syn: juncture, occasion]
2: a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point" [syn: juncture, critical point, crossroads]
3: the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a. joint, connection b. the manner of transition or mode of relationship between two consecutive sounds in speech 2. an instance of joining ; junction 3. a point of time; especially one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances Synonyms: juncture, exigency, emergency, contingency, pinch, straits, crisis mean a critical or crucial time or state of affairs. juncture stresses the significant concurrence or convergence of events <an important juncture in our country's history>. exigency stresses the pressure of restrictions or urgency of demands created by a special situation <provide for exigencies>. emergency applies to a sudden unforeseen situation requiring prompt action to avoid disaster <the presence of mind needed to deal with emergencies>. contingency implies an emergency or exigency that is regarded as possible but uncertain of occurrence <contingency plans>. pinch implies urgency or pressure for action to a less intense degree than exigency or emergency <come through in a pinch>. straits applies to a troublesome situation from which escape is extremely difficult <in dire straits>. crisis applies to a juncture whose outcome will make a decisive difference <a crisis of confidence>.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a critical convergence of events; a critical point of time (at this juncture). 2 a place where things join. 3 an act of joining. Etymology: ME f. L junctura (as JOIN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Juncture Junc"ture, n. [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.] 1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] ``Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts.'' --Eikon Basilike. 2. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint; an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or of the bones. --Boyle. 3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency. ``Extraordinary junctures.'' --Addison. In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer? -- Berkeley.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(junctures) At a particular juncture means at a particular point in time, especially when it is a very important time in a process or series of events. What's important at this juncture is the ability of the three republics to work together... N-COUNT: usu with supp, usu at N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Joint, junction. 2. Conjuncture, crisis, exigency.

Moby Thesaurus

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