Definitions for: Juncture


[n] 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"
[n] the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: articulation, critical point, crossroads, join, joint, junction, occasion

See Also: climax, conjuncture, connection, connexion, crisis, crisis, criticality, esophagogastric junction, flood tide, happening, head, landmark, link, milestone, natural event, occurrence, oesophagogastric junction, pass, straits, turning point




Famous Quotes Containing Juncture:


Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement.

-- Norman Lamm (American Educator)

I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical juncture and take part in its reinvention.

-- Edward Whitacre, Jr. (American Businessman)

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.

-- Arthur Henderson (British Politician)


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