"juncture" in the noun sense
1. juncture, occasion
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"
2. juncture, critical point, crossroads
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"
3. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
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