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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.]
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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
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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]
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crux

- Originated as a reference to a real cross and its association with torment and trouble.
See also related terms for torment.
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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"
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crux

noun crucial point, heart, core, essence, nub, decisive point He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
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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
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crux

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

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

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

(kraks) plural ˈcruxes noun
a difficult or essential point. That is the crux of the matter.
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