juncture

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. junctura, fr. jungere, to join. See Jointure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. junctura.

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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