Definition of juncture in English:

juncture

Line breaks: junc|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋ(k)tʃə
 
/

noun

1A particular point in events or time: it is difficult to say at this juncture whether this upturn can be sustained
More example sentences
  • ‘We really are at a critical juncture at the moment,’ says Stewart.
  • But at critical junctures in the post-war period, for various strategic and or economic reasons, national leaders opted for greater integration.
  • These events are examples of kernels - a critical juncture in the story.
Synonyms
point, point in time, time, moment, moment in time, stage; period, phase
2A place where things join: the plane crashed at the juncture of two mountains
More example sentences
  • After about a kilometer of corridor, they came to a large juncture where the passage intersected ramps leading both up and down.
  • However, do not draw at the point where two veins join as there is a valve at these junctures.
  • The adjoining infrastructure is over 15 km long and includes a new road linking the existing roads with the bridge and road junctures.
3 Phonetics The set of features in speech that enable a hearer to detect a word or phrase boundary (e.g. distinguishing I scream from ice cream).

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'act of joining'): from Latin junctura, 'joint', from jungere 'to join'.

Definition of juncture in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day epyllion
Pronunciation: ɪˈpɪlɪən
noun
a narrative poem resembling an epic in style...