American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
- n. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
- n. A transition layer or boundary between two different materials or between physically different regions in a single material, especially:
- n. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
- n. The interface between two different semiconductor regions in a semiconductor device.
- n. A mechanical or alloyed contact between different metals or other materials, as in a thermocouple.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of joining; the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition: as, the junction of two armies or detachments.
- n. A place or point of union or meeting; especially, the point or locality where two or more lines of any kind come into union: as, a town at the junction of several rivers. The word is often used specifically in naming a place, otherwise unimportant, where two or more railroads meet.
- n. Synonyms Connection, etc. See union.
- n. The act of joining, or the state of being joined.
- n. A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.
- n. The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals.
- n. nautical The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition.
- n. The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway meet or cross.
- n. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
- n. the state of being joined together
- n. something that joins or connects
- n. an act of joining or adjoining things
- n. the place where two or more things come together
- From Latin iūnctiō ("union, joining, uniting"), from iungō ("join, attach together"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin iūnctiō, iūnctiōn-, from iūnctus, past participle of iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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