juncture juncture  /ˈdʒəŋk tʃər/


  1. (n) an event that occurs at a critical time
  2. (n) a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
  3. (n) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made


  1. At this juncture, her life could have become narrowera young, marginalized woman focused on paying the rent and raising a child on her own.
  2. Roh, 56, steps into South Korea's most important job at a critical juncture in his nation's history.
  3. So much so, PTI has learned, that at a critical juncture he stepped into the medical management of his case and overruled advice from a panel of his doctors.


  1. Work to continue next week in I-75/I-16 interchange

    Driving through the juncture of Interstate 75 and Interstate 16 could be especially challenging until work crews finish repairs.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Macon Telegraph

  2. Dwyane Wade Dominates Game 4 of the NBA Finals (VIDEO)

    At long last, the real Dwyane Wade showed up for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, and it couldn’t have happened at a more critical juncture. Wade helped even up the series at 2 against the San Antonio Spurs, pouring in 32 points, grabbing 6 boards and handing out 4 assists in a 109-93 Heat victory.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slam

  3. Foster Maintained at Neutral

    We reaffirmed our long-term Neutral recommendation on L.B. Foster Company on Jun 10, 2013, as risk reward remains fairly balanced for the stock at this juncture.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "With the economy likely to be weak for several quarters, and with some risk of a protracted slowdown, consideration of a fiscal package by the Congress at this juncture seems appropriate," Bernanke said in prepared remarks for delivery to a...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters UK

  2. "Failure in Iraq at this juncture would be a calamity that would haunt our nation, impair our credibility, and endanger Americans for decades to come," Robert M. Gates said yesterday upon taking the oath to be Secretary of Defense.
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

  3. "At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Paul Henderson Source: Washington Post

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