• WordNet 3.6
    • n juncture 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"
    • n juncture the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    • n juncture 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reversing Falls is in Canada, where the St. John River flows into the Bay of Fundy at St. John, New Brunswick. The rapids at this juncture flows normally at low tide, backwards at high tide. Between tides there is a 15-minute period in which the river is placid and boaters sail by very quickly.
    • Juncture A joining; a union; an alliance. "Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts."
    • Juncture A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency. "Extraordinary junctures .""In such a juncture , what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer?"
    • Juncture 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n juncture A joining; junction.
    • n juncture The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint or articulation; a seam.
    • n juncture A point of time; particularly, a time rendered critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; a conjuncture.
    • n juncture In geometry, either the instantaneous union of a collection of objects which are just moving in coincidence of place, thereafter to be for some lapse of time one object, or the instantaneous loss of one or more dimensions by the gradual shrinkage of a body, this smaller dimensionality lasting through a period of time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Juncture jungk′tūr a joining, a union: a critical or important point of time.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. junctura, fr. jungere, to join. See Jointure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. junctura.


In literature:

Was there ever anything so lucky that the strike of the masons should have happened at this identical juncture!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
At this juncture Harriet Burrell appeared in the doorway leading to the hall.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
At this juncture Maximus, too, assailed the latter in the rear and slaughtered vast numbers.
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
Nothing could be more unpopular and dangerous than such a step at this juncture.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
At this juncture Chiujio, for whom she had sent previously, entered the room.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
He must not see O'Iwa at this juncture.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
It was at this juncture that Fred fired.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
At this juncture in the interview the captain got up quickly from the locker on which he had been seated.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
Of course Mr. Mole and the orphan, as well as Thyra, the waiter and the diver, were summoned and came at this juncture.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
It was at this juncture that the bear scored first blood.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
Another alarming fact presented itself at this juncture.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
At this juncture her right hand flashed up to the nose of the mountaineer.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
And then, at that juncture, Crothers came upon Treadwell and Cynthia.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
At this critical juncture, unanimity still prevailed, according to Lord Mar, among the assembled chieftains at Perth.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
At this juncture Bob reappeared with his kris, which was handed down to the men below.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
At this juncture a flash of lightning revealed a tall figure, with flowing white drapery, standing near the companion-hatch.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
At this juncture, as I was gazing round the horizon, my eye fell on a white spot rising above the dancing seas.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
At this juncture dense masses of smoke were seen to burst suddenly out of the captain's cabin.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Most opportunely, at this juncture, came Watt's marriage, to his cousin Miss Miller, a lady to whom he had long been deeply attached.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
At this juncture the Taeping hero Chung Wang arrived from Nanking with reinforcements, and imparted a new vigour to the defence.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger

In news:

The visit Wednesday comes at a difficult juncture in the Western coalition's efforts to shift more security responsibilities to Afghan forces so the combat mission can end in 2014.
Standing "at a critical juncture".
The battle over Egypt's constitution has reached a critical juncture.
The juncture of Asia and Europe provides an important case study .
The juncture of Asia and Europe provides an important case study.
Critical Mass may be at a critical juncture in its history.
Denali Advisors LLC is at a critical juncture.
Denali Advisors LLC is at a critical juncture.
The second fumble came at a key juncture in the game with the Lions leading 28-19 in the third quarter.
The period of data gathering and decision-making is an important advising juncture for many online learners .
At this juncture, however, he's happy to keep shuffling players in and out of the game _ with very little change in the results.
06 juncture, Mercer 's lead had swelled to 11 (17-6) when Alabama A&M began a 7-1 charge to come within five with 4:35 left before half.
Point Juncture, WA is practicing the sound — and lifestyle — of a bygone era: the '90s.
Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen promised this week quarterback Jordan Steffy would come in and win a game for the Terrapins at some juncture this season.
NHL Talks At Critical Juncture.

In science:

Controlled topology thus lies at the juncture between geometric and point-set topology, homotopy theory, and stable algebra.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
At this juncture there is limited computational evidence in support of this conjecture.
Some Remarks on the Optimal Level of Randomization in Global Optimization
Note the transition “nodes” at the juncture between the inner and outer griddings.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
We shall prove this theorem in parallel with Theorem 1.2, by indicating at various junctures what the “sparse” version of certain key lemmas are.
Random Matrices: The circular Law
At this juncture, the structural proteomics initiatives are being provided a comprehensive structural catalogue of nanoscale biosystems[5,6].
Nano-Biotechnology: Structure and Dynamics of Nanoscale Biosystems
At this juncture, we would like to remark that Kim et al reported a dramatic enhancement of dc χ with decreasing particle size, but we do not find this behavior above 10 K in our studies.
Magnetism of fine particles of Kondo lattices, obtained by high-energy ball-milling
Moreover, if the existing signal is indeed legitimate, we pro ject that the rendered gains in significance will be sufficient to conclusively rule out an alternative attribution to statistical fluctuation at that juncture.
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC
The literature on core-collapse supernova theory is vast and entails a fifty-year history of hydrodynamics and shock physics, radiative transfer, nuclear physics (at many junctures), neutrino physics, particle physics, statistical physics and thermodynamics, gravitational physics, and convection theory.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
It was at the juncture raised by this question that a combination of topological methods in biology and a tangle model using knot theory developed by C.
From tangle fractions to DNA
Our present consideration illustrates this important juncture on the more physical example of solar models: It is obvious that physical results of any theory must not depend on the choice of the variables.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars. I. The General Scheme
The question that must be asked at this juncture in regards to Lorentz invariance is: when have we tested enough? We currently have bounds on Lorentz violation strong enough that there is no easy way to put Lorentz violating operators of dimension ≤ 6 coming solely from Planck scale physics into our field theories.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
At that juncture, it is hoped that there will be sufficient information to inform the choice of paths forward.
Looking to the Future: A Fermilab Viewpoint
The field of lattice QCD is at a strange juncture in its history . A significant fraction of the community is using an approach (“rooted staggered fermions ” —to be explained in detail below) which others in the community feel rests on weak theoretical foundations, and yet others think may be wrong.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
This paper has been written at a juncture when the study of close binaries has been undergoing a transitional phase, the result of large-scaled photometric surveys which are starting to produce large samples of eclipsing binaries.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
At this juncture, one could make the argument that the above analysis is nothing but evidence that Nature somehow selects the solution found by Konno, et. al. , but we shall here argue precisely the opposite.
Chern-Simons Modified General Relativity