American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
- n. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
- n. A point in time, especially a critical point. See Synonyms at crisis.
- n. The transition or mode of transition from one sound to another in speech.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joining; junction.
- n. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint or articulation; a seam.
- n. A point of time; particularly, a time rendered critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; a conjuncture.
- n. In geometry, either the instantaneous union of a collection of objects which are just moving in coincidence of place, thereafter to be for some lapse of time one object, or the instantaneous loss of one or more dimensions by the gradual shrinkage of a body, this smaller dimensionality lasting through a period of time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A joining; a union; an alliance.
- n. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint; an articulation; a seam.
- n. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency.
- n. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
- n. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
- n. an event that occurs at a critical time
- From Latin iūnctūra. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin iūnctūra, 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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“Anyone who thinks that removing Mr. Cameron at this juncture is the answer to the present drop in the polls and the sudden outbreak of critical coverage is, I believe, wrong.”
“One concern I should mention at this juncture is the need for recognition that there are certain hazards associated with getting involved in unfamiliar business or financial territory.”
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“Last week's wild action in the stock market has put the market at a critical short term juncture so I also wanted to update my current analysis of the market internals.”
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“I reserve the right to change my mind, but Miers 'biggest sin, at this early juncture, is her allegiance to Bush.”
“Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous.”
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