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


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