noun (plural cruxes or cruces /ˈkro͞oˌsēz/)(the crux)
- 1The decisive or most important point at issue: the crux of the matter is that attitudes have changedMore example sentences
- This trend may continue and therein lies the crux of the issue.
- And this is the crux of the issue, the reality which is so often unmentioned.
- This gets at the crux of the issue I am raising, and I want to fundamentally disagree.
- 1.1A particular point of difficulty: both cruces can be resolved by a consideration of the manuscriptsMore example sentences
- One of the cruxes of the problems is that the funding is based on race and location, not on individual patient need.
- Royal Shakespeare Company audiences, like the company, tended to be knowledgeable about the texts, anticipating how a production might handle the cruxes.
- This was probably the first play the Folio's compositors set from such copy, which may help to explain its high percentage of misprints, errors, and cruces.
mid 17th century (denoting a representation of a cross, chiefly in crux ansata 'ankh', literally 'cross with a handle'): from Latin, literally 'cross'.