crux: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kruks), [key]
— pl. crux•es, cru•ces
  1. a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point: The crux of the trial was his whereabouts at the time of the murder.
  2. a cross.
  3. something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.


Pronunciation: (kruks), [key]
— gen. Cru•cis
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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