• Junction


    • Rhymes: -ʌŋkʃən


    From Latin iūnctiō ("union, joining, uniting"), from iungō ("join, attach together").

    Full definition of junction



    (plural junctions)
    1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined.
    2. A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.
    3. The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals.
    4. (nautical) The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.
    5. (radio, television) A point in time between two unrelated consecutive broadcasts.
      • 2007, Gary Hudson, ‎Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook (page 336)Even rolling news has junctions to meet - headlines on the hour or half-hour, or links to live events, for example.
      • 2010, Peter Stewart, Essential Radio Skills: How to Present a Radio ShowTry to avoid becoming too predictable or repetitive, particularly at regular junctions.


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