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Dictionary Definition

junction

Noun

1 the place where two or more things come together
2 the state of being joined together [syn: conjunction, conjugation, colligation]
3 the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint, juncture]
4 something that joins or connects [syn: conjunction]
5 an act of joining or adjoining things [syn: adjunction]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From junctio.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined
  2. A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet
  3. The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals

Synonyms

Translations

the act of joining
a place where two things meet
the boundary between two materials
  • Dutch: las, voeg, naad
  • Russian: соединение (soedinenie)

Extensive Definition

Junction may refer to:
Junction is also the name of some places in the United States:
and at least one in England:
Grand Junction is also the name of a few places:
junction in German: Junction
junction in French: Jonction
junction in Dutch: Junction
junction in Japanese: ジャンクション
junction in Polish: Junction
junction in Volapük: Junction

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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