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junction

Line breaks: junc|tion
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of junction in English:

noun

1A point where two or more things are joined: the junction of the two rivers
More example sentences
  • The cells were surrounded by a basal lamina and joined by primitive junctions.
  • Adjacent cells are joined together at the junction of oppositely oriented elevations which have a small spine at the tip.
  • Immediately beyond is a junction with another stream joining from the left from Wisdom Tooth Passage.
Synonyms
join, joint, intersection, link, bond, weld, seam, coupling, connection, union, juncture;
brace, bracket, hinge;
Anatomy commissure, suture, synapse
confluence, convergence, meeting, meeting point, conflux, juncture, watersmeet;
Indian sangam
1.1A place where two or more roads or railway lines meet: the junction of Queen’s Road and Lancaster Avenue [with modifier]: accidents happen at road junctions
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  • A further measure to enhance road safety in this area would be to extend the double yellow lines from the junction of Manor Road down to High Fold Lane.
  • Bikes have their own lanes, traffic lights at junctions and dedicated road signs.
  • Work is already underway on the site of the former Railway pub at the junction of Leigh Road and Lovers Lane at Howe Bridge.
Synonyms
2 Electronics A region of transition in a semiconductor between a part where conduction is mainly by electrons and a part where it is mainly by holes.
Example sentences
  • This quantum mechanical tunneling process is an important mechanism for thin barriers such as those in metal-semiconductor junctions on highly-doped semiconductors.
  • These junctions can be made atomically sharp and defect free, allowing for the production of high performance electronics integrated within each single nanostructure.
3 [mass noun] The action or fact of joining or being joined: the vena cava is formed by the junction of three veins the junction of two roundels produces a triangular space

Origin

early 18th century (in sense 3): from Latin junctio(n-), from jungere 'to join'.

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