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Meaning of JUNCTURE

Pronunciation:  'jungkchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  3. [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"

JUNCTURE is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Junc"ture\, n. [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See
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.

 Definition: the linkage or separation of syllables by pauses.
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