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junc·tion

 (jŭngk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
2. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
3. A transition layer or boundary between two different materials or between physically different regions in a single material, especially:
a. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
b. The interface between two different semiconductor regions in a semiconductor device.
c. A mechanical or alloyed contact between different metals or other materials, as in a thermocouple.

[Latin iūnctiō, iūnctiōn-, from iūnctus, past participle of iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

junc′tion·al adj.

junction

(ˈdʒʌŋkʃən)
n
1. a place where several routes, lines, or roads meet, link, or cross each other: a railway junction.
2. a point on a motorway where traffic may leave or join it
3. (Electronics) electronics
a. a contact between two different metals or other materials: a thermocouple junction.
b. a transition region between regions of differing electrical properties in a semiconductor: a p-n junction.
4. (Electronics) a connection between two or more conductors or sections of transmission lines
5. the act of joining or the state of being joined
[C18: from Latin junctiō a joining, from junctus joined, from jungere to join]
ˈjunctional adj

junc•tion

(ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. an act of joining or the state of being joined.
2. a place or point where two or more things meet, converge, or are joined.
3. a place or station where railroad lines meet, cross, or diverge.
4. an intersection of roads.
5. something that joins other things together.
[1705–15; < Latin junctiō=jung(ere) to join + -tiō -tion]
junc′tion•al, adj.
syn: junction, juncture refer to a place, line, or point at which two or more things join. A junction is also a place where things come together: the junction of two rivers. A juncture is a line or point at which two bodies are joined, or a point of exigency or crisis in time: the juncture of the head and neck; a critical juncture in a struggle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junction - the place where two or more things come togetherjunction - the place where two or more things come together
interchange - a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection, crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another
railway junction - a junction where two or more railway lines meet or cross
T-junction - a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T
rotary, roundabout, traffic circle, circle - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
2.junction - the state of being joined together
anastomosis, inosculation - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
3.junction - the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is madejunction - the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction - the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium
connexion, link, connection - a connecting shape
4.junction - something that joins or connects
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
barrier strip, junction barrier - a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
splice, splicing - a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
thermojunction - a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears
5.junction - an act of joining or adjoining thingsjunction - an act of joining or adjoining things
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"

junction

noun crossroads, crossing, intersection, interchange, T-junction Follow the road to a junction and turn left.

junction

noun
1. The act or fact of coming together:
2. A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
Translations
مُفْتَرَق طُرُق، مُلْتَقى طُرُقمُلْتَقَى طُرُقٌ
křižovatka
knudepunktvejkryds
risteys
raskrižje
csomópont
vegamót
交差点
교차로
iunctio
dzelzceļa mezglskrustojums
križišče
korsning
ทางแยก
chỗ giao nhau

junction

[ˈdʒʌŋkʃən]
A. N
1. (= joining) [of bones, pipes] → juntura f, unión f
2. (Brit) (= meeting place) [of roads] → cruce m, crucero m (LAm); [of railway lines] → empalme m; [of rivers] → confluencia f
B. CPD junction box N (Elec) → caja f de empalmes

junction

[ˈdʒʌŋkʃən] n
(British) (= intersection) → carrefour m
(British) (= motorway exit) → sortie f
[railway] → embranchement mjunction box nboîtier m de raccordement

junction

n
(Rail) → Gleisanschluss m; (of roads)Kreuzung f; (of rivers)Zusammenfluss m; Clapham JunctionClaphamer Kreuz nt; Hamm is a big railway junctionHamm ist ein großer Eisenbahnknotenpunkt
(Elec) → Anschlussstelle f
(act) → Verbindung f

junction

[ˈdʒʌŋkʃn] n (Brit) (of roads) → bivio, incrocio (Rail) → nodo ferroviario

junction

(ˈdʒaŋkʃən) noun
a place at which things (eg railway lines) join. a railway junction; There was an accident at the junction of Park Road and School Lane.

junction

مُلْتَقَى طُرُقٌ křižovatka knudepunkt Kreuzung διασταύρωση cruce risteys carrefour raskrižje incrocio 交差点 교차로 kruising kryss połączenie cruzamento пересечение korsning ทางแยก kavşak chỗ giao nhau 汇合处

junc·tion

n. unión, entronque, punto de contacto de dos partes.
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They had to stop over several hours at Waymore Junction to catch the Black Hawk train.
Within this fragile barrier he arranged the blankets abandoned by the foresters, darkening the inner extremity of the cavern, while its outer received a chastened light from the narrow ravine, through which one arm of the river rushed to form the junction with its sister branch a few rods below.
There was no attempt to conceal the point of junction between Kearney's cabin and the newly-transported saloon from the flat--no architectural illusion of the palpable collusion of the two buildings, which seemed to be telescoped into each other.
By adroit management the wooden float is to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the made whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.
At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between.
We tried it, and made a success of it, though the king slipped, at the junction, and came near failing to connect.
By-and- by the procession went filing down the steep descent of the main avenue, the flickering rank of lights dimly revealing the lofty walls of rock almost to their point of junction sixty feet overhead.
Therefore, I followed him without a word, to a retired nook of the garden, formed by the junction of two walls and screened by some rubbish.
Even the natural obstinacy of Cedric sunk beneath these obstacles, where he, remaining on the point of junction, had the task of dragging a reluctant pair up to it, one with each hand.
You had better telegraph from the junction to the college; there must be a hue and cry out after us by this time.
The expediency of the junction of the Senate with the Executive, in the power of appointing to offices, will, I trust, be placed in a light not less satisfactory, in the disquisitions under the same head.
In the eyes of one the junction of the Senate with the President in the responsible function of appointing to offices, instead of vesting this executive power in the Executive alone, is the vicious part of the organization.