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Meaning of JUNCTION

Pronunciation:  'jungkshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of joining or adjoining things
  2. [n]  the place where two or more things come together
  3. [n]  something that joins or connects
  4. [n]  a place where two things come together; "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers"
  5. [n]  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  6. [n]  the state of being joined together

JUNCTION is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: adjunction, articulation, colligation, confluence, conjugation, conjunction, conjunction, join, joint, juncture, meeting
 See Also: anastomosis, barrier strip, carrefour, circle, connecter, connection, connection, connection, connective, connector, connexion, connexion, connexion, contact, crossing, crossroad, crossway, esophagogastric junction, geographic point, geographical point, inosculation, interchange, intersection, joining, joint, junction barrier, link, oesophagogastric junction, place, p-n junction, railway junction, rotary, roundabout, splice, splicing, spot, synapse, tangency, thermojunction, T-junction, topographic point, traffic circle, unification, union



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Junc"tion\, n. [L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to
join: cf. F. jonction. See {Join}.]
1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union;
   combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or
   detachments; the junction of paths.

2. The place or point of union, meeting, or junction;
   specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway
   meet or cross.

{Junction plate} (Boilers), a covering or break-join plate
   riveted to and uniting the edges of sheets which make a
   butt joint.

{Junction rails} (Railroads), the switch, or movable, rails,
   connecting one line of track with another.

Thesaurus Terms
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