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
The slowmotion train-wreck that is Italy’s banking system rumbled through another junction Tuesday, as the EU approved a 5.4 billion euro bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the biggest and most problematic of the country’s problem banks.
The Washington State Patrol said a motorcyclist was heading south on I-5 at the I-90 junction about 9 a.m. Tuesday when the crash occurred.
Columbia's totality begins at 2:41 p.m. Viewing sites include the S.C. State Museum, Sesquicentennial State Park near the junction of Interstates 20-77 and the S.C. State Fairgrounds.
The work will lead to the closure of Hebron Avenue from the junction of the roundabout at New London Turnpike to Concord Street possibly by as early as Wednesday.
Fewer than 100 members of the 1st Delaware cavalry arrived on June 28, 1863, from Baltimore to guard the rail and road junction in Westminster, according to the town's website.
Riverjack worked only when a library junction was viewed in Explorer.
Highway 300 south of Reggio at the junction of Highway 46 is also closed to traffic due to tidal water on the roadway.
Junctions with Highway 518 to the airport and I-405 to Renton will remain open. •
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'junction'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up junction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).