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junction

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋkʃən/

Translation of junction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (meeting point — of roads, rails) cruce (masculine), empalme (masculine), entronque (masculine) (Mexico/México) ; (— of rivers) confluencia (feminine) turn left at the junction of Route 21 and Route 30 doble a la izquierda en el cruce or la intersección de las rutas 21 y 30 leave the motorway at junction 13 (British English/inglés británico) deje la autopista en la salida número 13
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Electricity/Electricidad] empalme (masculine)
    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.
    1.3 (joining) [formal] unión (feminine)

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