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JUNCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does junction mean? 

JUNCTION (noun)
  The noun JUNCTION has 5 senses:

1. the place where two or more things come together
2. the state of being joined together
3. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
4. something that joins or connects
5. an act of joining or adjoining things

  Familiarity information: JUNCTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


JUNCTION (noun)


Sense 1junction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The place where two or more things come together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("junction" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "junction"):

interchange (a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams)

carrefour; crossing; crossroad; crossway; intersection (a junction where one street or road crosses another)

railway junction (a junction where two or more railway lines meet or cross)

T-junction (a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T)

circle; rotary; roundabout; traffic circle (a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island)


Sense 2junction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being joined together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

colligation; conjugation; conjunction; junction

Hypernyms ("junction" is a kind of...):

unification; union (the state of being joined or united or linked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "junction"):

anastomosis; inosculation (a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous)

synapse (the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle)


Sense 3junction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

join; articulation; juncture; junction; joint

Hypernyms ("junction" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; link (a connecting shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "junction"):

esophagogastric junction; oesophagogastric junction (the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium)


Sense 4junction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that joins or connects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

junction; conjunction

Hypernyms ("junction" is a kind of...):

connecter; connection; connective; connector; connexion (an instrumentality that connects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "junction"):

thermojunction (a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears)

splice; splicing (a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together)

barrier strip; junction barrier (a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs)

joint (junction by which parts or objects are joined together)

contact; tangency ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact)


Sense 5junction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of joining or adjoining things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adjunction; junction

Hypernyms ("junction" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; joining (the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication))


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