junction

[ juhngk-shuhn ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən /

noun

Origin of junction

First recorded in 1705–15; from Latin junctiōn- (stem of junctiō ), equivalent to junct(us), past participle of jungere “to join” (jung- join + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

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 junction

junc·tion·al, adjectivein·ter·junc·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH junction

junction , juncture(see synonym study at the current entry).
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British Dictionary definitions for junction

junction
/ (ˈdʒʌŋkʃən) /

noun

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
electronics
  1. a contact between two different metals or other materialsa thermocouple junction
  2. 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 junction

junctional, 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

junction
[ jŭngkshən ]

n.

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 junction

junction•al adj.
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