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[juhngk-cher] /ˈdʒʌŋk tʃər/

a point of time, especially one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances:
At this juncture, we must decide whether to stay or to walk out.
a serious state of affairs; crisis:
The matter has reached a juncture and a decision must be made.
the line or point at which two bodies are joined; joint or articulation; seam.
the act of joining.
the state of being joined.
something by which two things are joined.

a point in time, esp a critical one (often in the phrase at this juncture)

a less common word for junction

late 14c., “place where two things are joined,” from Latin iunctura “a joining, uniting, a joint,” from iunctus, past participle of iungere “to join” (see jugular). Sense of “point in time” first recorded 1650s, probably from astrology.

juncture junc·ture (jŭngk’chər)
The point, line, or surface of union of two parts.
see: at this point (juncture)


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