Definitions for cruxkrʌks; ˈkru siz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cruxkrʌks; ˈkru siz(n.)(pl.)crux•es, cru•ces

  1. the central or pivotal point; essence:

    the crux of the matter.

  2. a perplexing difficulty.

  3. a cross.

Origin of crux:

1635–45; < L: scaffold used in executions, torment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Southern Cross, Crux, Crux Australis(noun)

    a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

  2. crux, crux of the matter(noun)

    the most important point


  1. crux(Noun)

    The basic, central, or essential point or feature.

    The crux of her argument was that the roadways needed repair before anything else could be accomplished.

  2. crux(Noun)

    The critical or transitional moment or issue, a turning point.

  3. crux(Noun)

    A puzzle or difficulty.

  4. crux(Noun)

    The hardest point of a climb.

  5. crux(Noun)

    A cross on a coat of arms.

  6. Crux(ProperNoun)

    A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania.

  7. Origin: From crux (English cross), from the (s)ker-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crux(noun)

    anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain


  1. Crux

    Crux is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but is one of the most distinctive. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross.

Translations for crux

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a difficult or essential point

That is the crux of the matter.

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