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.
- junc·tion·al, adjective
- in·ter·junc·tion, noun
- junction , juncture (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use junction in a sentence
Recently, a large number of intersections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York were added to the program, bringing the total number of reporting junctions upwards of 22,000 across the US, Canada, and Europe.
They have the added benefit that they can self-assemble into complex networks—not unlike those found in the brain—with the memristive junctions acting somewhat like synapses between neurons.
Memristive properties are also found at the junctions where silver nanowires overlap with each other, which has made them an increasingly popular target for neuromorphic engineers.
As current passed through the network the memristive junctions switched on and off, altering the path the signal took.
That causes some synapses, the junctions between neurons, to wither.Can tripping on ketamine cure PTSD? I decided to try. | Corinne Iozzio | June 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Few people outside Georgia had even heard of the regional railroad junction town before the start of the war.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed | Marc Wortman | September 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Toledo is a tough city, a factory town, a freight train junction, a lake steamer port.
The vehicle landed and traveled another 82 feet before striking a telephone junction box.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006 | Michael Daly | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Easily overlooked at a road junction is a small hand-painted sign, Aout, 1944.
Her friend asked her to meet her at a nearby junction, but disappeared.
It was found afterwards that the rebels meant to fight the two British forces in detail before they could effect a junction.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The upper block was left a little thicker, the junction or root of the neck necessitating this.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
Parliament had sanctioned a junction, but not such a junction, the Midland said, as it was proposed to make.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Trieste and Grz were taken; the junction with Marmont was speedily effected, and the combined forces hurried on towards Vienna.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It lay three miles below town, at the junction of the north and south branches of Coldriver.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for junction
a place where several routes, lines, or roads meet, link, or cross each other: a railway junction
a point on a motorway where traffic may leave or join it
a contact between two different metals or other materials: a thermocouple junction
a transition region between regions of differing electrical properties in a semiconductor: a 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
- junctional, adjective
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