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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Juncture  \Junc"ture\,  n.  [L.  junctura,  fr  jungere  to  join  See 
  {Jointure}.] 
  1.  A  joining;  a  union;  an  alliance.  [Obs.]  ``Devotional 
  compliance  and  juncture  of  hearts.''  --Eikon  Basilike 
 
  2.  The  line  or  point  at  which  two  bodies  are  joined;  a  joint; 
  an  articulation;  a  seam;  as  the  junctures  of  a  vessel  or 
  of  the  bones.  --Boyle. 
 
  3.  A  point  of  time;  esp.,  one  made  critical  or  important  by  a 
  concurrence  of  circumstances;  hence  a  crisis;  an 
  exigency.  ``Extraordinary  junctures.''  --Addison. 
 
  In  such  a  juncture,  what  can  the  most  plausible  and 
  refined  philosophy  offer?  --  Berkeley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  juncture 
  n  1:  an  event  that  occurs  at  a  critical  time;  "at  such  junctures 
  he  always  had  an  impulse  to  leave";  "it  was  needed  only 
  on  special  occasions"  [syn:  {occasion}] 
  2:  a  crisis  situation  or  point  in  time  when  a  critical  decision 
  must  be  made  "at  that  juncture  he  had  no  idea  what  to 
  do";  "he  must  be  made  to  realize  that  the  company  stands 
  at  a  critical  point"  [syn:  {critical  point},  {crossroads}] 
  3:  the  shape  or  manner  in  which  things  come  together  and  a 
  connection  is  made  [syn:  {articulation},  {join},  {joint}, 
  {junction}] 




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