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English noun: juncture

1. juncture (event) an event that occurs at a critical time

SamplesAt such junctures he always had an impulse to leave.
It was needed only on special occasions.


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)climax, conjuncture, crisis, flood tide, head, landmark, milestone, pass, reality check, straits, turning point, watershed

2. juncture (state) a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

SamplesAt that juncture he had no idea what to do.
He must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point.

Synonymscritical point, crossroads

Broader (hypernym)crisis

Narrower (hyponym)criticality

3. juncture (shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Synonymsarticulation, join, joint, junction

Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, link

Narrower (hyponym)esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction

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