What does crux mean?

Definitions for cruxkrʌks; ˈkru siz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crux.

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

  2. Origin: [L., cross, torture, trouble.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crux

    kruks, n. a cross: (fig.) something that occasions difficulty. [L. crux, a cross.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crux in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

    Action is the crux to which all change is possible making any goal achievable

  2. William J. Broad:

    The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.

  3. Travis Barham:

    The crux of this case is a very simple message. Public university professors should be encouraging free speech.

  4. Jerry Brown:

    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.

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    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.

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