Definitions for Junctionˈdʒʌŋk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

junc•tion*ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən(n.)

  1. an act of joining or the state of being joined.

  2. a place or point where two or more things meet, converge, or are joined.

  3. a place or station where railroad lines meet, cross, or diverge.

    Category: Railroads

  4. an intersection of roads.

    Category: Transportation

  5. something that joins other things together.

* Syn: junction , juncture refer to a place, line, or point at which two or more things join. A junction is also a place where things come together: the junction of two rivers. A juncture is a line or point at which two bodies are joined, or a point of exigency or crisis in time: the juncture of the head and neck; a critical juncture in a struggle.

Origin of junction:

1705–15; < L junctiō=jung(ere) to join+-tiō-tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. junction(noun)

    the place where two or more things come together

  2. junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligation(noun)

    the state of being joined together

  3. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)

    the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

  4. junction, conjunction(noun)

    something that joins or connects

  5. junction, adjunction(noun)

    an act of joining or adjoining things

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. junction(noun)ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən

    a place where two or more things cross, meet, or join, especially roads or paths

    a sign near the junction of Highway 136 and Route 96; the junction of the river and the stream


  1. junction(Noun)

    The act of joining, or the state of being joined.

  2. junction(Noun)

    A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.

  3. junction(Noun)

    The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals

  4. junction(Noun)

    The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.

  5. Origin: From iunctio, from iungo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junction(noun)

    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. Junction(noun)

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


  1. Junction

    Junction is a city in and the county seat of Kimble County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,618 at the 2000 census.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Junction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3068

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Junction' in Nouns Frequency: #1606

Translations for Junction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a place at which things (eg railway lines) join

a railway junction; There was an accident at the junction of Park Road and School Lane.

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