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1A particular point in events or time.‘it is difficult to say at this juncture whether this upturn can be sustained’
point, point in time, time, moment, moment in time, stageView synonyms
- ‘We are at a critical juncture in the future of the EU.’
- ‘Farm families face business decisions at critical junctures in their lives; each one has an emotional component that must be addressed.’
- ‘On the other hand, to debate the appropriateness of a single currency union at this juncture may engender unintended results.’
- ‘These events are examples of kernels - a critical juncture in the story.’
- ‘Brind seemed somewhat rattled by a few disputed calls at critical junctures of the match.’
- ‘And so I am at that juncture where I entertain the idea of a second career.’
- ‘I've seen other senators say that the most important speech perhaps at this juncture will be the one that is made by the loser rather than the winner.’
- ‘At this juncture you might be wondering about a couple of things.’
- ‘Clearly what was missing was experience and a more solid approach at critical junctures.’
- ‘So what does Friedman think the European Union should be doing at this juncture?’
- ‘At this juncture, there is a desperate need for human contact.’
- ‘That limits students' freedom during one of the most critical junctures of their lives.’
- ‘State and local governments are thus at a critical juncture.’
- ‘It also comes at an interesting juncture as Turkey makes its bid to join the European Union.’
- ‘‘We really are at a critical juncture at the moment,’ says Stewart.’
- ‘Our affair is approaching a critical juncture.’
- ‘Britain's economy has come to a critical juncture.’
- ‘But at critical junctures in the history of astronomy, there is generally an overabundance of ideas on how to move ahead.’
- ‘But at critical junctures in the post-war period, for various strategic and or economic reasons, national leaders opted for greater integration.’
- ‘Our nation is once again at a critical juncture.’
- 1.1 A place where things join.‘the plane crashed at the juncture of two mountains’
- ‘These junctures are analogous to the contacts occurring in an annular solar eclipse, except that now the dark object is much smaller than the Moon.’
- ‘The adjoining infrastructure is over 15 km long and includes a new road linking the existing roads with the bridge and road junctures.’
- ‘After about a kilometer of corridor, they came to a large juncture where the passage intersected ramps leading both up and down.’
- ‘The repair works on Eagles Bridge juncture and the section connecting it to three other main city arteries caused hellish traffic jams during the week.’
- ‘However, do not draw at the point where two veins join as there is a valve at these junctures.’
- 1.2Phonetics The set of features in speech that enable a hearer to detect a word or phrase boundary, e.g., distinguishing I scream from ice cream.
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘act of joining’): from Latin junctura, ‘joint’, from jungere ‘to join’.
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