[ juhngk-cher ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk tʃər /


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


/ (ˈdʒʌŋktʃə) /


a point in time, esp a critical one (often in the phrase at this juncture)
  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



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


[ jŭngkchər ]


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

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Idioms and Phrases with junctures


see at this point (juncture).

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