Definitions for junctureˈdʒʌŋk tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

junc•ture*ˈdʒʌŋk tʃər(n.)

  1. a point of time, esp. one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances:

    At this juncture, we must decide whether to continue negotiations.

  2. a serious state of affairs; crisis.

  3. the line or point at which two bodies are joined; joint or articulation; seam.

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

  5. something by which two things are joined.

  6. a transition between successive speech sounds or between a speech sound and silence, as at the boundary of a morpheme, word, or clause, marked by a break in articulatory continuity: Juncture distinguishes words such as night rateand nitrate. the feature marking such a transition.

    Category: Phonetics

* Syn: See junction.

Origin of juncture:

1350–1400; ME < L junctūra


Princeton's WordNet

  1. juncture, occasion(noun)

    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. juncture, critical point, crossroads(noun)

    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"

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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. juncture(noun)ˈdʒʌŋk tʃər

    a particular point in a process

    The Secretary resigned at a critical juncture.


  1. juncture(Noun)

    a place where things join, a junction

  2. juncture(Noun)

    a critical moment in time

    We're at a crucial juncture in our relationship.

  3. Origin: From iunctura.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juncture(noun)

    a joining; a union; an alliance

  2. Juncture(noun)

    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

  3. Juncture(noun)

    a point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency

Translations for juncture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


at this or that moment or point

At this juncture the chairman declared the meeting closed.

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