crux

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crux

noun \ˈkrəks, ˈkrks\
plural crux·es also cru·ces \ˈkrü-ˌsēz\

Definition of CRUX

1
:  a puzzling or difficult problem :  an unsolved question
2
:  an essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome <the crux of the problem>
3
:  a main or central feature (as of an argument)

Examples of CRUX

  1. <the crux of the problem is that the school's current budget is totally inadequate>

Origin of CRUX

Latin cruc-, crux cross, torture
First Known Use: 1718

Related to CRUX

Synonyms
bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sum, sum and substance, the long and short (or the long and the short)

Rhymes with CRUX

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