Origin of junction
British Dictionary definitions for interjunction
- a contact between two different metals or other materialsa thermocouple junction
- a transition region between regions of differing electrical properties in a semiconductora p-n junction
Word Origin for junction
Word Origin and History for interjunction
1711, "act of joining," from Latin iunctionem (nominative iunctio), noun of action from past participle stem of iungere "to join together" (see jugular). Meaning "place where things meet" first attested 1836, American English, originally in reference to railroad tracks.