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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Junction  \Junc"tion\,  n.  [L.  junctio,  fr  jungere  junctum,  to 
  join:  cf  F.  jonction.  See  {Join}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  joining,  or  the  state  of  being  joined;  union; 
  combination;  coalition;  as  the  junction  of  two  armies  or 
  detachments;  the  junction  of  paths. 
 
  2.  The  place  or  point  of  union,  meeting,  or  junction; 
  specifically,  the  place  where  two  or  more  lines  of  railway 
  meet  or  cross. 
 
  {Junction  plate}  (Boilers),  a  covering  or  break-join  plate 
  riveted  to  and  uniting  the  edges  of  sheets  which  make  a 
  butt  joint. 
 
  {Junction  rails}  (Railroads),  the  switch,  or  movable,  rails, 
  connecting  one  line  of  track  with  another. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  junction 
  n  1:  a  place  where  two  things  come  together;  "Pittsburgh  is 
  located  at  the  confluence  of  the  Allegheny  and 
  Monongahela  rivers"  [syn:  {confluence},  {meeting}] 
  2:  the  place  where  two  things  come  together 
  3:  the  state  of  being  joined  [syn:  {conjunction}] 
  4:  the  shape  or  manner  in  which  things  come  together  and  a 
  connection  is  made  [syn:  {articulation},  {join},  {joint}, 
  {juncture}] 
  5:  something  that  joins  or  connects  [syn:  {conjunction}] 
  6:  a  act  of  adjoining  things  [syn:  {adjunction}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Junction,  IL  (village,  FIPS  38778) 
  Location:  37.72296  N,  88.23779  W 
  Population  (1990):  201  (84  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62954 
  Junction,  TX  (city,  FIPS  38248) 
  Location:  30.48958  N,  99.77099  W 
  Population  (1990):  2654  (1247  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  76849 
  Junction,  UT  (town,  FIPS  39590) 
  Location:  38.23837  N,  112.22406  W 
  Population  (1990):  132  (108  housing  units) 
  Area:  37.2  sq  km  (land),  1.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Junction,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26824 




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