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a. The act of joining or the condition of being joined.
b. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
2. A point in time, especially one requiring a decision to be made: "Is this the appropriate juncture to speak the truth in that frank and candid way?" (Elinor Lipman).
3. The transition or mode of transition from one sound to another in speech.
1. a point in time, esp a critical one (often in the phrase at this juncture)
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics
a. a pause in speech or a feature of pronunciation that introduces, accompanies, or replaces a pause
b. the set of phonological features signalling a division between words, such as those that distinguish a name from an aim
3. a less common word for junction
1. a point of time, esp. one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances: At this juncture, we must decide whether to continue negotiations.
2. a serious state of affairs; crisis.
3. the line or point at which two bodies are joined; joint or articulation; seam.
4. an act of joining or the state of being joined.
5. something by which two things are joined.
a. a transition between successive speech sounds or between a speech sound and silence, as at the boundary of a morpheme, word, or clause, marked by a break in articulatory continuity: Juncture distinguishes words such as night rateand nitrate.
b. the feature marking such a transition.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin junctūra]
syn: See junction.
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|Noun||1.||juncture - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"|
flood tide - the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
conjuncture - a critical combination of events or circumstances
crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
turning point, landmark, watershed - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
milestone - a significant event in your life (or in a project)
reality check - an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world; "this program is intended as a reality check for CEOs"; "after all those elaborate productions, I felt in need of a reality check"
|2.||juncture - a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"|
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
criticality - a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining
|3.||juncture - 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
1. A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
v té chvíli
tímamót, aî svo komnu máli
šādos apstākļosšajā brīdī
bu andabu aşamada
n at this juncture → zu diesem Zeitpunkt
juncture(ˈdʒaŋktʃə) : at this/that juncture
at this or that moment or point. At this juncture the chairman declared the meeting closed. tydstip, vereniging, verbinding نُقْطَة إتِّصال в този (критичен)момент conjuntura v té chvíli Zeitpunkt tidspunkt; punkt σ' αυτό το σημείο, σ' αυτή τη στιγμή coyuntura sel hetkel در این وضعیت؛ در این مقطع زمانی vaihe à ce moment-là בִּנקוּדָה זוּ समय, परिस्थिति raskrižje ebben a (kritikus) helyzetben pada saat itu, pada titik itu tímamót, að svo komnu máli in questo frangente この時点で 이 중차대한 시기에 tuo momentu šajā brīdī; šādos apstākļos pada masa ini momentpå dette tidspunktetmoment دتقاطع ځاى: احران conjuntura în acest/acel moment в этот момент v tej chvíli v tem trenutku trenutak ögonblick, tidpunkt, situation ในขณะที่; ในจุดนี้ bu anda, bu aşamada 這時，當時 за таких обставин خصوصی موقع tình hình 時刻，在此时（值此际）
n. juntura; coyuntura.