Etymology
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juncture (n.)

late 14c., "place where two things are joined," from Latin iunctura "a joining, uniting, a joint," from iunctus, past participle of iungere "to join together," from nasalized form of PIE root *yeug- "to join." Meaning "action of joining together" is from 1580s. Sense of "point in time" first recorded 1650s, probably from astrology.

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Definitions of juncture

juncture (n.)
an event that occurs at a critical time;
at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
Synonyms: occasion
juncture (n.)
a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made;
at that juncture he had no idea what to do
Synonyms: critical point / crossroads
juncture (n.)
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;
Synonyms: articulation / join / joint / junction
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