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juncture

junc·ture

juncture

 
pronunciation:
juhngk chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a particular point in time, esp. a point of serious importance or crisis.
It was at this juncture that the decision about entering the war had to be made.
similar words:
crisis, moment, occasion
definition 2: the point or line at which two bodies are joined, or the thing joining them; junction.
similar words:
junction
definition 3: the act of joining or state of being joined.
similar words:
junction
Word Parts
The word juncture contains the following parts:
junct Latin root that means join