noun, plural crux·es, cru·ces [kroo-seez] /ˈkru siz/.
Origin of crux
Definition for crux (2 of 2)
noun, genitive Cru·cis [kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/. Astronomy.
Origin of Crux
Examples from the Web for crux
The crux of the problem remains on this side of the Pacific.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crux of the matter is not the date of the next elections, but ensuring that elections are free, fair, and clean.
That, he says, is at the crux of why Pope Francis wants to train more exorcists.
And yet, despite the banter, the crux of the issue is the feasibility of it all.
The crux is new representation: of body, of proportion, of aesthetic ideals.
Priests are portrayed in adoration of the crux ansata before phallic monuments.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
Now we approach the crux and pinnacle of this inquirendo into the art and mystery of smoking.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
The crux of the situation rested on such a man as they should place in the highest office in the state.The Landloper|Holman Day
The crux of all the critics, orthodox and heterodox, is the story about the fish.Who Wrote the Bible?|Washington Gladden
This making of nothingness the crux of a tremendous achievement was a step in complete harmony with the genius of the Hindu.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals|David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for crux (1 of 2)
noun plural cruxes or cruces (ˈkruːsiːz)
Word Origin for crux
British Dictionary definitions for crux (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Crucis (ˈkruːsɪs)
Word Origin and History for crux
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.