junction

noun
junc·​tion | \ ˈjəŋ(k)-shən \

Definition of junction

1 : an act of joining : the state of being joined
2a : 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 : something that joins

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Other Words from junction

junctional \ 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

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Bicycle manufacturer Trek even has models in which the junction between these tubes is allowed to flex freely within limits. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 The scenic junction and surrounding Harpers Ferry National Historical Park make for one very picturesque townscape, especially during those leafy autumn months. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 But there were hopes for (and some extremely large investments in) multi-junction solar cells, thin-film solar panels, organic and carbon nanotube cells, concentrated solar plants, and a variety of other solar power-generation technologies. David Roberts, Vox, "Robots, floating power plants, and 2-sided panels, oh my: solar tech’s near future," 29 Aug. 2018 But while projects aim to create a thermal storage system using the heat the silicon would give off, MIT's project uses a solar panel called a multi-junction photovoltaic to capture the light. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Envision Replacing Batteries with a Molten Silicon 'Sun in a Box'," 6 Dec. 2018 Neuromodulators like Botox block receptors at the junction between the nerves and the muscles to relax them, resulting in an unfurrowed brow and vanishing crow's-feet. Gina Way, Marie Claire, "Lunchtime Tune-ups," 20 Apr. 2012 And the junction would stay in its new state unless enough current was sent through to reset it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Memristors built with 2-nanometer-thick parts," 14 Nov. 2018 But obstacles, junctions and changes in the size of the pipe or highway disrupt the flow and have progressive knock-on effects. Eugenia Cheng, WSJ, "Going With the Flow of Traffic," 9 Nov. 2018 The Waterbury Mixmaster — as the junction of Route 8 and I-84 is called — will eventually come down, the governor has said. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Mixmaster Bridge Project Could Cause New Traffic Headaches In Waterbury," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of junction

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for junction

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

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junction

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English Language Learners 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

junction

noun
junc·​tion | \ ˈjəŋk-shən \

Kids Definition of junction

1 : a place or point where two or more things meet
2 : an act of joining

junction

noun
junc·​tion | \ ˈjəŋ(k)-shən \

Medical Definition of junction

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

Other Words from junction

junctional \ -​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl \ adjective

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