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junction

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noun junc·tion \ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Simple Definition of junction

  • : a place where two things join

  • : a place where roads or railroad lines come together

  • : a road or ramp that you use when getting off a highway

Full Definition of junction

  1. 1 :  an act of joining :  the state of being joined

  2. 2 a :  a place or point of meeting b :  an intersection of roads especially where one terminates c :  a point (as in a thermocouple) at which dissimilar metals make contact d :  an interface in a semiconductor device between regions with different electrical characteristics

  3. 3 :  something that joins

junc·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of junction

  1. a junction of nerves and muscle

  2. the junction of Route 12 and Route 87



Origin of junction

Latin junction-, junctio, from jungere to join — more at yoke


First Known Use: 1711

Rhymes with junction


Medical Dictionary

junction

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noun junc·tion \ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Medical Definition of junction

  1. :  a place or point of meeting <the structure of the synaptic junction as revealed by electron microscopy>—see neuromuscular junction

  2. junc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective






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