juncture


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Juncture \Junc"ture\ (j[u^][ng]k"t[-u]r; 135), n. [L. junctura,
   fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.]
   1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] "Devotional
      compliance and juncture of hearts." --Eikon Basilike.
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   2. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint;
      an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or
      of the bones. --Boyle.
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   3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a
      concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an
      exigency. "Extraordinary junctures." --Addison.
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            In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and
            refined philosophy offer?             --Berkeley.
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