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Crux

 (krŭks, kro͝oks)
[Modern Latin, from Latin crux, cross.]

crux

 (krŭks, kro͝oks)
n. pl. crux·es or cru·ces (kro͞o′sēz)
1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature: the crux of the matter; the crux of an argument.
2. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
3. The most difficult portion of an ascent in rock climbing or mountaineering.

[Probably short for Medieval Latin crux (interpretum), torment (of interpreters), from Latin crux, cross.]

crux

(krʌks)
n, pl cruxes or cruces (ˈkruːsiːz)
1. a vital or decisive stage, point, etc (often in the phrase the crux of the matter)
2. a baffling problem or difficulty
3. (Mountaineering) mountaineering the most difficult and often decisive part of a climb or pitch
4. (Heraldry) a rare word for cross
[C18: from Latin: cross]

Crux

(krʌks)
n, Latin genitive Crucis (ˈkruːsɪs)
(Astronomy) the more formal name for the Southern Cross

crux

(krʌks)

n., pl. crux•es, cru•ces (ˈkru siz)
1. the central or pivotal point; essence: the crux of the matter.
2. a perplexing difficulty.
3. a cross.
[1635–45; < Latin: scaffold used in executions, torment]

crux

- Originated as a reference to a real cross and its association with torment and trouble.
See also related terms for torment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Crux - a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
Alpha Crucis - the brightest star in the Southern Cross
Beta Crucis - the second brightest star in the Southern Cross
Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System - the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
2.crux - the most important point
alpha and omega - the basic meaning of something; the crucial part
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"

crux

noun crucial point, heart, core, essence, nub, decisive point He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
Translations
عُقدَه، صُلْب الموضوع، النُقطة الحاسِمـه
jádro věcipotíž
centralt punkt
bökkenõ
höfuîatriîi
grūti atrisināms jautājumslietas būtība
esas/can alıcı nokta

crux

[krʌks] N (cruxes or cruces (pl)) [ˈkruːsiːz] the crux of the matterlo esencial or el meollo or el quid del asunto

crux

[ˈkrʌks] nessentiel m
That's the crux of the matter → C'est l'essentiel.
the crux of the problem → l'essentiel du problème

crux

n (of matter, problem)Kern m; this is the crux (of the matter)das ist der springende Punkt

crux

[krʌks] n
a. the crux of the matteril nocciolo della questione
b. (Mountaineering) → passaggio chiave

crux

(kraks) plural ˈcruxes noun
a difficult or essential point. That is the crux of the matter.
References in classic literature ?
Crux on her suggestion, with the absolute certainty in her own mind that you have followed her advice without communicating it in any form whatever to me or to my niece.
The twisting agony of it--that he could make capital out of the very crux of all her suffering.
I'm glad to see you spot the crux so quickly, Bunny.
My chief crux to-night was getting rid of the hansom that brought me back.
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Truck visits to marine terminals can take over two hours due to any number of delays," said Eric Klein, CEO and Co-Founder of Crux Systems.
Freakcake is our take on the Flanders-style old brown ale, brewed with roasted Belgian aromatic malts and lemon and orange zest," said Paul Evers of Crux.
The Crux is built with its Max Preload Quad limbs, Hybrid A-Cam system, aluminum reflex riser, Offset String Suppressor and much more.
According to Crux, the new track and road cycling helmets are a revolutionary development to helmet design and safety.
The integration of the CRUX generator into military vehicles will allow for more available power for mission-critical equipment such as counter-improvised explosive device-systems, communication systems and weapon systems that keep our war fighters safe," said Ron Gordon, vice president and general manager of ITT Power Solutions.
But you can't ever forget the crux of any good sexual relationship: the relationship itself.
Renewable fuels are at the crux of economic growth and jobs; at the crux of energy security; at the crux of consumer benefits; at the crux of environmental quality; and at the crux of value-added agriculture for America's producers," said Talent.