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Juncture Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    juncture n
  1. 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" [syn: occasion]
  2. 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: critical point, crossroads]
  3. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint, junction]
Juncture Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Juncture \Junc"ture\, 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.
  2. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint; an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or of the bones. --Boyle.
  3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency. ``Extraordinary junctures.'' --Addison. In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer? -- Berkeley.
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    • MH370 search at 'critical juncture'
      The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture. So I appeal for everybody around the world Read more on this news related to 'Juncture'
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