[ juhngk-shuhn ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən /
an act of joining; combining.
the state of being joined; union.
a place or point where two or more things are joined, as a seam or joint.
a place or point where two or more things meet or converge.
a place or station where railroad lines meet, cross, or diverge.
an intersection of streets, highways, or roads.
something that joins other things together: He used the device as a junction between the branch circuit and the main power lines.
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Origin of junction
synonym study for junction
7. Junction, juncture refer to a place, line, or point at which two or more things join. A junction is also a place where things come together: the junction of two rivers. A juncture is a line or point at which two bodies are joined, or a point of exigency or crisis in time: the juncture of the head and neck; a critical juncture in a struggle.
OTHER WORDS FROM junctionjunc·tion·al, adjectivein·ter·junc·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH junctionjunction , juncture (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for junction
/ (ˈdʒʌŋkʃən) /
a place where several routes, lines, or roads meet, link, or cross each othera railway junction
a point on a motorway where traffic may leave or join it
- 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
a connection between two or more conductors or sections of transmission lines
the act of joining or the state of being joined
Derived forms of junctionjunctional, adjective
Word Origin for junction
C18: from Latin junctiō a joining, from junctus joined, from jungere to join
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Medical definitions for junction
[ jŭngk′shən ]
The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two things come together and one terminates.
A transition layer or boundary between two different materials or between physically different regions in a single material.
Other words from junctionjunc′tion•al adj.
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