Definition of


  1. (noun, event) an event that occurs at a critical time
    it was needed only on special occasions
  2. (noun, state) a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
    he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point
  3. (noun, shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

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Origin of the word Juncture

  1. 1382, "place where two things are joined," from L. junctura "a joining, uniting, a joint," from junctus, pp. of jungere "to join" (see jugular). Sense of "point in time" first recorded 1656, probably from astrology. more

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