From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Junction \Junc"tion\, n. [L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to
   join: cf. F. jonction. See Join.]
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   1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union;
      combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or
      detachments; the junction of paths.
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   2. The place or point of union, meeting, or junction;
      specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway
      meet or cross.
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   Junction plate (Boilers), a covering or break-join plate
      riveted to and uniting the edges of sheets which make a
      butt joint.

   Junction rails (Railroads), the switch, or movable, rails,
      connecting one line of track with another.
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