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"
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"
articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
a place where things join, a junction
a critical moment in time
We're at a crucial juncture in our relationship.
Origin: From iunctura.
a joining; a union; an alliance
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
a point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency
Origin: [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jungk′tūr, n. a joining, a union: a critical or important point of time. [L. junctura.]
The numerical value of juncture in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of juncture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The level of the President's love for our country is immaterial at this juncture.
We are at a juncture where most of the issues are now getting fleshed out and understood.
I can only wish Mr. Killen peace at this juncture in his life. ... If he can achieve a modicum of peace, I wish that for him.
I think one should not do something provocative toward international opinion at this juncture, and I think that Prime Minister Abe is thinking quite cautiously about whether to go to Yasukuni Shrine.
It's true that nobody can go back in time and make a better start; but surely anybody can start from now and make an absolutely fabulous finish. For optimist, life offers millions of opportunities at every juncture. Make the most of now!
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