Definition of junction
1 : an act of joining : the state of being joined
2a : a place or point of meetingb : an intersection of roads especially where one terminatesc : a point (as in a thermocouple) at which dissimilar metals make contactd : an interface in a semiconductor device between regions with different electrical characteristics
3 : something that joins
junctionalplay \ˈjəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of junction in a Sentence
a junction of nerves and muscle
the junction of Route 12 and Route 87
Recent Examples of junction from the Web
Evelyn Craig of the service agency re-Start said maybe 10 or 15 homeless persons have been identified between the junction of I-435 and State Line and the area around I-435 and Blue Ridge Boulevard.
The town was founded in 1892 by a Polish aristocrat who bought 2,560 acres of land near a railroad junction.
The tiny central Oregon town of Madras, population 6,500, sits at the junction of two rural highways.
For the Liberty, who have a 3-3 record after a 93-89 victory at Madison Square Garden on Friday over the Dallas Wings, EuroBasket comes at an inopportune junction.
These days there are plenty of journals and magazines -- not to mention websites, Instagram accounts and blogs -- that offer a view from the junction of culture and food.
The lastest from the Gibsons Group will be this high-end Italian-accented contemporary steak and seafood restaurant in the gorgeous River Point office tower, at the junction of the Chicago River's North and South branches.
What seems like a baroque process involving thousands of steps actually requires only a short list of rules of thumb that spiders follow at each junction.
FYI — 94011 is located at the junction of Peninsula Avenue and N. El Camino Real, between Burlingame and San Mateo.
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Origin and Etymology of junction
Latin junction-, junctio, from jungere to join — more at yoke
First Known Use: 1711
JUNCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of junction for English Language Learners
: 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
JUNCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of junction for Students
1 : a place or point where two or more things meet
2 : an act of joining
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