crux crux  /ˈkrəks/


  1. (n) a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
  2. (n) the most important point


  1. The crux of the discovery was that Emeagwali had programmed each of the microprocessors to talk to six neighboring microprocessors at the same time.
  2. Its a bizarre dichotomy of messages, and it forms the crux of this phenomenon.
  3. The apparent contradiction in that exchange gets to the crux of Ridley Scott's fascinating epic Kingdom of Heaven.


  1. US officials say less than 300 phone numbers were investigated in 2012, data thwarted terrorist plots

    With all the coverage of PRSIM and the NSA's data collection have been getting recently, it's no surprise that the US government is eager to rationalize its actions. The crux of the latest defense seems to be that the government isn't using its treasure trove of data very often: according to recently declassified documents, the NSA used the database to investigate less than 300 phone numbers ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. CRUX PPC 3.0 released CRUX PPC 3.0 is now available.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Linux Today

  3. Singing lifts Cincinnati Opera’s “Don Giovanni”

    The ladies, sings Don Giovanni, “are more important than the bread I eat or the air I breathe.” That of course, is the crux of the tale of the infamous womanizer and protagonist of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s opera, “Don Giovanni.” An excellent cast and memorable singing overcame an uneven production of Mozart’s “Don ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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  1. Mr Ferguson said strong demand and insufficient supply were the "crux of the problem" of rising oil prices but others - including the Prime Minister - have suggested that financial speculation had helped drive oil to its recent record high just...
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Martin Ferguson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I think everything will be pretty much normal through the year," Stuart Appleby said. "There will be some discussion, but I think the real crux of where the Cup is going to come is the last five weeks. Otherwise, it's just a horse race. Get...
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Stuart Appleby Source:

  3. "My client didn't have a gun, and that's the crux of the case," Tacopina said.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Joe Tacopina Source: Washington Post

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