Crossing vs Junction - What's the difference?

crossing | junction |

As nouns the difference between crossing and junction

is that crossing is an intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross while junction is the act of joining, or the state of being joined.

As an adjective crossing

is (rare) extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.

As a verb crossing

is .




(en noun)
  • An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
  • A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
  • A voyage across a body of water
  • (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
  • Movement into a crossed position.
  • * 1989 , Stephen N. Tchudi, ?Diana D. Mitchell, Explorations in the Teaching of English (page 270)
  • For example, experts in kinesics — body language — recognize that a person sends out hundreds of nonverbal signals — eyebrow twitches, frowns, leg crossings and uncrossings — every second while he or she is speaking and listening.


  • (rare) Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
  • Verb

  • References

    * * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.



    (en noun)
  • The act of joining, or the state of being joined.
  • A place where two things meet, especially where two roads meet.
  • The boundary between two physically different materials, especially between conductors, semiconductors, or metals.
  • (nautical) The place where a distributary departs from the main stream.
  • (radio, television) A point in time between two unrelated consecutive broadcasts.
  • * 2007 , Gary Hudson, ?Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook (page 336)
  • Even rolling news has junctions to meet - headlines on the hour or half-hour, or links to live events, for example.
  • * 2010 , Peter Stewart, Essential Radio Skills: How to Present a Radio Show
  • Try to avoid becoming too predictable or repetitive, particularly at regular junctions .
  • (computing, Microsoft Windows) A kind of symbolic link to a directory.
  • Synonyms

    * (place where two things meet) intersection

    Derived terms

    * depletion junction * junction box * junction canal * junction detector * junction diode * junction gate * junction nevus * junction table * junction transistor * p-n junction