juncture

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin iūnctūra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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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Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 20:03