The definition of juncture is a specific point in time or a place where two things meet.noun
- An example of juncture is a time when a problem becomes known.
- An example of juncture is the corner of a street where two streets meet.
- a joining or being joined
- a point or line of joining or connection; joint, as of two bones, or seam
- a point of time
- a particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
- a state of affairs
- Linguis. the transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate ()
Origin: L junctura < jungere, to join
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- The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
- A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
- A point in time, especially a critical point. See Synonyms at crisis.
- The transition or mode of transition from one sound to another in speech.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin iūnctūra, from iūnctus, past participle of iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
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