Joint vs. Junction

Joint vs. Junction — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Joint and Junction

Jointnoun

A place or part at which two or more things are joined.

Junctionnoun

The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.

Jointnoun

A way in which two or more things are joined

a mortise-and-tenon joint.

Junctionnoun

A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.

Jointnoun

A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.

Junctionnoun

A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.

Jointnoun

A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.

Junctionnoun

The interface between two different semiconductor regions in a semiconductor device.

Jointnoun

(Botany) An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem.

Junctionnoun

A mechanical or alloyed contact between different metals or other materials, as in a thermocouple.

Jointnoun

(Geology) A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.

Junctionnoun

The act of joining, or the state of being joined.

Jointnoun

A large cut of meat for roasting.

Junctionnoun

A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.

Jointnoun

A cheap or disreputable gathering place

"The tavern is ... just a joint with Formica tables, a vinyl floor, lights over the mirrors" (Scott Turow).

Junctionnoun

The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals.

Jointnoun

A building or dwelling.

Junctionnoun

(nautical) The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.

Jointnoun

A prison. Often used with the.

Junctionnoun

(rail transport) A place where two or more railways or railroads meet.

Jointnoun

(Slang) A marijuana cigarette.

Junctionnoun

A point in time between two unrelated consecutive broadcasts.

Jointnoun

Vulgar Slang A penis.

Junctionnoun

A kind of symbolic link to a directory.

Jointadjective

Shared by or common to two or more

our joint presence.a joint income-tax return.

Junctionnoun

(programming) In the Raku programming language, a construct representing a composite of several values connected by an operator.

Jointadjective

Sharing with another or others

a joint tenant.

Junctionverb

(of roads or tracks) To form a junction.

Jointadjective

Formed or characterized by cooperation or united action

joint military maneuvers.

Junctionnoun

the place where two or more things come together

Jointadjective

Involving both houses of a legislature

a joint session of Congress.

Junctionnoun

the state of being joined together

Jointadjective

(Law) Regarded as one, especially with regard to tort liability or interest in property.

Junctionnoun

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

Jointadjective

(Mathematics) Involving two or more variables.

Junctionnoun

something that joins or connects

Jointverb

To combine or attach with a joint or joints

securely jointed the sides of the drawer.

Junctionnoun

an act of joining or adjoining things

Jointverb

To provide or construct with joints

joint a boom on a crane.

Jointverb

To separate (meat) at the joints.

Jointadjective

Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

The play was a joint production between the two companies.

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.

Jointnoun

(anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.

Jointnoun

The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.

The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.

Jointnoun

A cut of meat.

Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.

Jointnoun

The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.

a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg

Jointnoun

(geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.

Jointnoun

A place of business, particularly in the food service or hospitality industries.

It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.

Jointnoun

A place of resort for tramps.

Jointnoun

An opium den.

Jointnoun

Prison.

I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.

Jointnoun

(slang) A marijuana cigarette.

After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.

Jointnoun

A syringe used to inject an illicit drug.

Jointnoun

The penis.

Jointverb

(transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together

to joint boards, a jointing plane

Jointverb

(transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

Jointverb

(transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

Jointverb

(transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

Jointverb

(intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.

the stones joint, neatly.

Jointnoun

(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)

Jointnoun

a disreputable place of entertainment

Jointnoun

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

Jointnoun

a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Jointnoun

junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Jointnoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Jointverb

fit as if by joints;

The boards fit neatly

Jointverb

provide with a joint;

the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

Jointverb

fasten with a joint

Jointverb

separate (meat) at the joint

Jointadjective

united or combined;

a joint session of Congressjoint owners

Jointadjective

affecting or involving two or more;

joint income-tax returnjoint ownership

Jointadjective

involving both houses of a legislature;

a joint session of Congress