(Jun"co) n. (Zoöl.) Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American
finches; called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.
(Jun"cous) a. [L. juncosus, fr. juncus a rush.] Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous.
(Junc"tion) n. [L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to join: cf. F. jonction. See Join.]
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.
2. The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more lines of
railway meet or cross.
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.
(Junc"ture) n. [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.]
1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] "Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts." Eikon Basilike.
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. Boyle.
3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an
exigency. "Extraordinary junctures." Addison.
In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer?Berkeley.