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Definition 1: an event that occurs at a critical time - [noun denoting event]

Samples where juncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
  • it was needed only on special occasions

Synonyms for juncture in the sense of this definition

(juncture is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of juncture ) 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"

(... is a kind of juncture ) a critical combination of events or circumstances

(... is a kind of juncture ) a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

"after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"

(... is a kind of juncture ) 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"

(... is a kind of juncture ) a significant event in your life (or in a project)

(... is a kind of juncture ) a difficult juncture

"a pretty pass" "matters came to a head yesterday"

(... is a kind of juncture ) 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"

Definition 2: the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for juncture in the sense of this definition

(juncture is a kind of ...) a connecting shape

(... is a kind of juncture ) the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium

Definition 3: a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made - [noun denoting state]

Samples where juncture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for juncture in the sense of this definition

(juncture is a kind of ...) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

"they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

(... is a kind of juncture ) a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining

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