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Meaning of CRUX

Pronunciation:  kruks, kruks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the most important point
  2. [n]  a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

CRUX is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      The perpetual crux of New Testament chronologists.

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