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, the switch, or movable, rails, connecting one line of track with another.

Origin: L. Junctio, fr. Jungere, junctum, to join: cf. F. Jonction. See Join.

(01 Mar 1998)

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