• WordNet 3.6
    • n junction an act of joining or adjoining things
    • n junction the place where two or more things come together
    • n junction something that joins or connects
    • n junction the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    • n junction the state of being joined together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
    • Junction 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.
    • Junction The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway meet or cross.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n junction The act or operation of joining; the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition: as, the junction of two armies or detachments.
    • n junction A place or point of union or meeting; especially, the point or locality where two or more lines of any kind come into union: as, a town at the junction of several rivers. The word is often used specifically in naming a place, otherwise unimportant, where two or more railroads meet.
    • n junction Synonyms Connection, etc. See union.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Junction jungk′shun a joining, a union or combination: place or point of union.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to join: cf. F. jonction,. See Join
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

We were very merry all the way to the Junction.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
From the foot of the hill a plain extended southward to the junction of the rivers.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The nearest town of any size is Arrow Junction, which is quite a distance off.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
We arrived at Grand Junction at dark, after a march of about twenty miles.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
The Junction was the key to the situation now, so far as the hopes of the invading forces were concerned.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
Devaprayaga is situated at the junction of the Baghirati, and the Aluknanda.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Windischgraetz took immediate steps to effect a junction with Jellacic by seizing the bridges at Krems and Stein.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But we didn't git to the Junction till seven o'clock.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
This was a junction, and the men moved about as though they were only busy on holiday traffic.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Avellino is the junction of lines to Benevento and Rocchetta S. Antonio.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
But they only occur in some cases at such crossings, and there are many junctions without any oases.
"To Mars via The Moon" by Mark Wicks
Mugby Junction, Mugby Junction.
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
They proceeded onward until they found themselves near a junction of cross-roads.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
C. T. W. Grimshaw, at the junction of the road with the track to Vant's Drift.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
De bravest thing I ever see was one day at Ashepoo junction.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
An element consisting of four pairs of junctions is shown in place as T-J in fig.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
Norwood Junction is the next station, I believe, and there's a side track there.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Belleville was linked with Peterborough in 1878-79 by the Grand Junction.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Smith, he kilt at Manassas Junction.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
There is a junction by which one must pass on this journey.
"Four Ghost Stories" by Mrs. Molesworth

In poetry:

"Madam," says the old chief Clerk,
"Sure we can't admit ye."
"Where's the Didland Junction deed?"
Dauntlessly says KITTY.
"A Doe In The City" by William Makepeace Thackeray
How I was caught
Hieing home, after days of allure,
And driven to an inn—small, obscure—
At the junction, fret-fraught!
"The Missed Train" by Thomas Hardy
I wondered more and more:
Says one—"Good friend of mine,
How many shares have you wrote for,
In the Diddlesex Junction line?"
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Brave rough Jim! I can see him to-day
As if he never had pass'd away;
Hear the very sound of his voice as he said,
"Are the junction signals set at red?"
"Jim Dalley" by Alexander Anderson
Up rose the mist, and at last we could see
The signals at Colpey Junction clear.
"Take off the brake; we have nothing to fear,
And put out the headlight," said Dick to me.
"Bill's Length" by Alexander Anderson
As I drive to the junction of lane and highway,
And the drizzle bedrenches the waggonette,
I look behind at the fading byway,
And see on its slope, now glistening wet,
Distinctly yet
"At Castle Boterel" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Zaydan, who is from the West Bank city of Jenin, triggered his bomb at Megiddo junction on May 8, Israeli officials said.
Miranda Krone owner of Meander 's Kitchen, a full service restaurant that has served the Morgan Street Junction area for the past two years is set to move to the former Papa's Pub location in White Center.
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. Mell Anthony Taets, age 54, of Grand Junction, Colorado, and formerly of Osage, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
The project will run from the junction of Highway 15 in Kimball (in Stearns County) to Highway 5 in Annandale (in Wright County).
A political battle is brewing over whether Oregon should continue with plans to build a second state mental hospital in Junction City or pull the plug because the state can no longer afford it.
(Host) The Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphosis has been adapted for the stage in major new productions this year in New York, London and in White River Junction Vermont.
Erskine Hawkins and his Orch Tippin' In 1945 The Original Tuxedo Junction Bluebird.
Erskine Hawkins and his Orch Weary Blues 1938 The Original Tuxedo Junction Bluebird.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Sam Safken Foundation holds its 5th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct 13.
The bridge that carries traffic from Route 5 to Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction was destroyed this past summer as a result of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.
Conditions at Montrose Co. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Neosho County's head coach Steve Murry dropped by the JUCO LIVE set on Saturday night to discuss his win, and his enthusiastic team.
The annual River Sweep is set for Saturday morning at the Steubenville and Mingo Junction marinas.
Conditions at Montrose Co. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. 1 Iowa Western came out with a force in today's matchup where they defeated No.
Pomar Junction chugs full speed ahead with new land expansion.
As Mingo Junction continues to face financial problems, village officials are working to find some solutions.

In science:

The constant c2 is fixed by the junction condition at the surface of the star.
General Relativistic Modification of a Pulsar Electromagnetic Field
Kun99b] Kunzinger, M., Steinbauer, R. A note on the Penrose junction conditions.
Nonlinear distributional geometry and general relativity
Kunzinger, M., Steinbauer, R. A note on the Penrose junction conditions.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
The very interesting phenomenon arises at the junction between a normal-metal and a superconductor.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
Our interest is the description of the phenomena that happens at the QGP/CS junction at moderate densities expected in the Neutron Stars.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
In particular, we show that a Josephson junction coupled to a chaotic circuit can generate unpredictable dynamics.
A mechanism for randomness
Here φ is the phase and V is the voltage across the junction.
A mechanism for randomness
In a superconducting Josephson junction k is defined through the fundamental constants k = 2e/¯h.
A mechanism for randomness
We have performed real experiments with a nonlinear chaotic circuit coupled to an analog Josephson junction.
A mechanism for randomness
In our experiments we have used the Josephson junction analog constructed by Magerlein .
A mechanism for randomness
This is a very accurate device that has been found very useful in many experiments for studying junction behavior in different circuits.
A mechanism for randomness
The junction voltage is integrated using appropriate resetting circuitry to calculate the phase φ, and a current proportional to sin φ can be generated.
A mechanism for randomness
The voltage V (t) across the junction is not taken constant.
A mechanism for randomness
First-return map of the time-series generated with real data from an experiment with an analog Josephson junction coupled to the Chua’s circuit.
A mechanism for randomness
When the junction radius r0 shrinks to zero, many of their characteristics remain finite and non-trivial.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity