critical+juncture

  • 1 critical juncture — index landmark (significant change) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 juncture — junction, juncture A junction is a point at which two or more things are joined, and usually refers to physical objects. It has the special meaning of ‘a point at which roads or railway lines meet or cross’. Juncture occurs principally in the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 juncture, junction — These words have a primary meaning, the act of joining : The torn cartilage lies at the juncture (or junction) of these bones. In this sense, junction is more widely used and is preferred: the junction of tributary and river ; the junction of a… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 4 juncture — [[t]ʤʌ̱ŋktʃə(r)[/t]] junctures N COUNT: usu with supp, usu at N At a particular juncture means at a particular point in time, especially when it is a very important time in a process or series of events. What s important at this juncture is the… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 juncture — n 1. point, point in time, period, stage; time, moment, minute, hour, day, season; occasion, advent; circumstance, occurrence, event, incident; contingency, eventuality. 2. crisis, crux, crunch; crossroads, turning point, critical moment or point …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 6 juncture — junc|ture [ˈdʒʌŋktʃə US ər] n [C usually singular] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: junctura, from jungere; JOIN] a particular point in an activity or period of time ▪ At this juncture , I suggest we take a short break. ▪ The talks are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 critical point — Synonyms and related words: bench mark, cardinal point, chief thing, climacteric, climax, clutch, convergence of events, core, cornerstone, crisis, critical juncture, crossroads, crucial period, crunch, crux, emergency, essence, essential,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8 juncture — juncture,[/p] pass, exigency, emergency, contingency, pinch, strait, crisis denote a critical or crucial time or state of affairs (as in the life of a person or institution or the history of a country). Juncture emphasizes the significant… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Juncture — Junc ture (j[u^][ng]k t[ u]r; 135), n. [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See {Jointure}.] 1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts. Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] 2. The line or point at which two… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 juncture — [juŋk′chər] n. [L junctura < jungere, to JOIN] 1. a joining or being joined 2. a point or line of joining or connection; joint, as of two bones, or seam 3. a point of time 4. a particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Critical — Crit ic*al (kr[i^]t [i^]*kal), a. [See {Critic}, n., {Crisis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions. [1913 Webster] It is submitted to the judgment of more critical ears to direct and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Critical angle — Critical Crit ic*al (kr[i^]t [i^]*kal), a. [See {Critic}, n., {Crisis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions. [1913 Webster] It is submitted to the judgment of more critical ears to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Critical philosophy — Critical Crit ic*al (kr[i^]t [i^]*kal), a. [See {Critic}, n., {Crisis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions. [1913 Webster] It is submitted to the judgment of more critical ears to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 juncture — I (crisis) noun contingency, critical moment, critical point, crux, dilemma, emergency, exigency, extremity, plight, predicament, quandary, strait II (eventuality) noun advent, assemblage, coadunation, coalescence, coincidence, concentration,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 juncture — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. joint, connection b. the manner of transition or mode of relationship between two consecutive sounds in speech 2. an instance of joining ; junction 3. a point of time; especially one made critical by a concurrence of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 juncture — /jungk cheuhr/, n. 1. a point of time, esp. one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances: At this juncture, we must decide whether to stay or to walk out. 2. a serious state of affairs; crisis: The matter has reached a… …

    Universalium

  • 17 juncture — /ˈdʒʌŋktʃə / (say jungkchuh) noun 1. a point of time, especially one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances. 2. a critical state of affairs; a crisis; a critical moment. 3. the line or point at which two bodies are joined; a …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 critical point — noun 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 • Syn: ↑juncture, ↑crossroads • Hypernyms: ↑crisis …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 critical — adjective Date: 1547 1. a. of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture < a critical phase >: as (1) relating to or being the stage of a disease at which an abrupt change for better or worse may be expected; also… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 juncture — n. 1 a critical convergence of events; a critical point of time (at this juncture). 2 a place where things join. 3 an act of joining. Etymology: ME f. L junctura (as JOIN) …

    Useful english dictionary


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