junction


junction
junction, confluence, concourse are comparable when meaning the act, state, or place of meeting or uniting.
Junction, the most general of these words, applies to the meeting or uniting usually of material things (as roads, rivers, lines, or railroads)
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at all the street junctions along the coronation procession route, traffic is slowed— Panter-Downes

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Brattleboro spreads along the Connecticut from its junction with the West river— Amer. Guide Series: Vt.

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electricity produced by the junction of two dissimilar metals— S. F. Mason

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or less often of immaterial things
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the junction of the Senecan influence with the native tradition— T. S. Eliot

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a fairly close junction of interest between Brady and the so-called Standard Oil group— H. P. Willis

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and only occasionally of persons or groups of persons
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another small force of Frenchmen, reinforced by Ethiopian natives, moved westward, seeking junction with [Major] Marchand— Lengyel

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there he proposed to effect his junction with the man who should make all the difference to this new civil war— Belloc

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Confluence suggests a flowing movement that brings things together. It is applicable to two or more things or persons viewed as things which flow or seem to flow toward a point where they merge and mingle
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the confluence of cowboys, cattle traders, and railroad men gave Dodge City a lively homicidal character— Life

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It specifically applies to the place at which streams unite, often to form a larger stream or body of water
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the Ohio river is formed by the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers

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this river, which is formed by the confluence of the historic Tigris and Euphrates rivers— Boschen

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Concourse places the emphasis on a running or flocking together of great numbers of persons or things
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the . . . frame of the universe was not the product of chance, or fortuitous concourse of particles of matter— Hale

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It is commonly used of a place, sometimes out of doors but sometimes in such a great building as a railroad terminal, in which there is an endless flow of persons or things passing through
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just off the waiting room is the passenger concourse, a 24 x 1200-foot "bon voyage deck" where passengers of the Lurline arrive and depart and their friends greet them or wave them on their way— Ships and the Sea

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  • Junction — Junc tion, n. [L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to join: cf. F. jonction. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or detachments; the junction …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Junction, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 139 Housing Units (2000): 75 Land area (2000): 0.887141 sq. miles (2.297684 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.887141 sq. miles (2.297684 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Junction, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2618 Housing Units (2000): 1222 Land area (2000): 2.286429 sq. miles (5.921824 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006923 sq. miles (0.017931 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.293352 sq. miles (5.939755 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Junction, UT — U.S. town in Utah Population (2000): 177 Housing Units (2000): 104 Land area (2000): 14.380676 sq. miles (37.245777 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.579905 sq. miles (1.501948 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.960581 sq. miles (38.747725 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • junction — junction, juncture A junction is a point at which two or more things are joined, and usually refers to physical objects. It has the special meaning of ‘a point at which roads or railway lines meet or cross’. Juncture occurs principally in the… …   Modern English usage

  • junction — [juŋk′shən] n. [L junctio < jungere, to JOIN] 1. a joining or being joined 2. a place or point of joining or crossing, as of highways or railroads 3. an interface between materials having different characteristics, as the pn junction in a… …   English World dictionary


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