crux


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
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

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