• Juncture


    • UK IPA: /ˈdʒʌŋk.tʃə(ɹ)/


    From Latin iūnctūra.

    Full definition of juncture



    (plural junctures)
    1. A place where things join, a junction.
    2. A critical moment in time.We're at a crucial juncture in our relationship.
    3. (linguistics) The manner of moving (transition) or mode of relationship between two consecutive sounds; a suprasegmental phonemic cue, by which a listener can distinguish between two otherwise identical sequences of sounds that have different meanings.

    Usage notes

    In highly formal or bureaucratic language, "at this juncture" is often used as a fancy way of saying "now".

    I'm unable to ascertain its whereabouts at this juncture.

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