juncture

[ juhngk-cher ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk tʃər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. junction transistor,
  2. junctional epithelium,
  3. junctura,
  4. junctural,
  5. juncturally,
  6. jundiaí,
  7. june,
  8. june bug,
  9. june grass,
  10. juneau

Origin of juncture

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin junctūra, equivalent to junct(us) (see junction) + -ūra -ure

Can be confusedjunction juncture (see synonym study at junction)

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British Dictionary definitions for junctures

juncture

/ (ˈdʒʌŋktʃə) /

noun

a point in time, esp a critical one (often in the phrase at this juncture)
linguistics
  1. a pause in speech or a feature of pronunciation that introduces, accompanies, or replaces a pause
  2. the set of phonological features signalling a division between words, such as those that distinguish a name from an aim
a less common word for junction
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Word Origin and History for junctures

juncture

n.

late 14c., "place where two things are joined," from Latin iunctura "a joining, uniting, a joint," from iunctus, past participle of iungere "to join" (see jugular). Sense of "point in time" first recorded 1650s, probably from astrology.

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Medicine definitions for junctures

juncture

[ jŭngkchər ]

n.

The point, line, or surface of union of two parts.

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Idioms and Phrases with junctures

juncture

see at this point (juncture).

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