Southern Cross, Crux, Crux Australis(noun)
a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
crux, crux of the matter(noun)
the most important point
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.
The critical or transitional moment or issue, a turning point.
A puzzle or difficulty.
The hardest point of a climb.
A cross on a coat of arms.
A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania.
Origin: From crux (English cross), from the (s)ker-.
anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain
Origin: [L., cross, torture, trouble.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kruks, n. a cross: (fig.) something that occasions difficulty. [L. crux, a cross.]
The numerical value of crux in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of crux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Action is the crux to which all change is possible making any goal achievable
The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.
The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a dying person to end his life.
It is not that whichever we believe in is wrong or right. It is the mere fact that we believe in something. That is the crux of sanity.
Much relief will be felt from a number of retail investors who have been confused as to the very crux of the sell-off in global equity markets.
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- същност на проблема, затруднение, критичен моментBulgarian
- hankaluus, käännekohta, kohta, vaikein, taitekohta, ydinFinnish
- punto crucialeItalian
- sedno, zagadkaPolish
- [[momento]] [[decisivo]], [[ponto]] [[crucial]]Portuguese
- punct crucial, moment decisivRomanian
- krux, kärnaSwedish
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