Definitions for: Crux


[n] the most important point
[n] a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus



Webster (1913) Definition: Crux (kr[u^]ks), n.; pl. E. Cruxes (-[e^]z), L.
Cruces (kr[udd]"s[=e]z). [L., cross, torture, trouble.]
Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain. --Dr.
Sheridan.

The perpetual crux of New Testament chronologists.
--Strauss.

Synonyms: Crux Australis, crux of the matter, Southern Cross

See Also: alpha and omega, Alpha Crucis, Beta Crucis, constellation, Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System, point

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Famous Quotes Containing Crux:


Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.

-- Johann G. Hamann ( -)

I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA.

-- Marc Garneau (Canadian Astronaut)

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in... I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.

-- Charlton Heston (American Actor)

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Poet)


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