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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 junc·ture /ˈʤʌŋ(k)ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Junc·ture n.
 1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] “Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts.”
 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.
 3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency. “Extraordinary junctures.”
    In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer?   --Berkeley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures
           he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only
           on special occasions" [syn: occasion]
      2: a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision
         must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to
         do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands
         at a critical point" [syn: critical point, crossroads]
      3: the shape or manner in which things come together and a
         connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint,