V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a particular point of time, especially one of importance or when a critical decision must be made; 2. the place where two things are joined or the way a connection is made

Synonyms: moment, point (in time), instant, crossroads, exigency, crisis, occasion, junction, joint, union, connection

Antonyms: disjunction, disconnection

Tips: Juncture is derived from the Latin junctura, which means "a joining." A juncture is the place where two things meet, a joint. It has also come to mean a particular point in time, especially a critical point, as in a crisis or emergency.

Usage Examples:

What is needed at this juncture is a better marketing plan. (instant, point-in-time)

The pipes had cracked right at the pipeline juncture, flooding the streets. (joint, connection)

This project is at a critical juncture, and what happens now will determine its success. (crossroads, point)

After graduating from high school, I was at a juncture where I had to decide whether to go to college or take a year off to travel. (crossroads, junction)

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