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Being a kid is so much more fun than being an adult. I think that's the crux of it. I think men are just less inclined to grow up because it's much more fun being a child.
Robert Kazinsky

Meaning of "crux" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRUX

From Latin: cross.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRUX

crux  [krʌks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRUX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crux is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRUX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crux

Crux

Crux /ˈkrʌks/, located in the deep southern sky, is the smallest yet one of the most distinctive of the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross. Although visible to the Ancient Greeks, it was seen as part of the constellation Centaurus, and not defined or accurately mapped till the 16th century. Known as Acrux, blue-white Alpha Crucis is the constellation's brightest star and the bottom star of the cross. Nearly as bright are Beta and Gamma, while Delta and Epsilon make up the asterism. Many of the constellation's brighter stars are members of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a loose group of hot blue-white stars that appear to share a common origin and motion across the Milky Way. Two star systems have been found to have planets. The constellation also contains four Cepheid variables visible to the naked eye under optimum conditions. Crux also contains the Jewel Box, a bright open cluster, and the Coalsack Nebula, the most prominent dark nebula in the sky.

Definition of crux in the English dictionary

The first definition of crux in the dictionary is a vital or decisive stage, point, etc. Other definition of crux is a baffling problem or difficulty. Crux is also the most difficult and often decisive part of a climb or pitch.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRUX


aw-shucks
ˌɔːˈʃʌks
Benelux
ˈbɛnɪˌlʌks
brux
brʌks
Bucks
bʌks
ducks
dʌks
dux
dʌks
efflux
ˈɛflʌks
flux
flʌks
influx
ˈɪnˌflʌks
linux
ˈlaɪnʌks
lux
lʌks
luxe
lʌks
mux
mʌks
redux
ˈriːdʌks
reflux
ˈriːflʌks
shucks
ʃʌks
sucks
sʌks
superdeluxe
ˌsuːpədəˈlʌks
superflux
ˈsuːpəˌflʌks
tux
tʌks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRUX

crustation
crusted
crustier
crusties
crustiest
crustily
crustiness
crustless
crustose
crusty
crutch
Crutched Friar
crutchings
crux ansata
Crux Australis
Cruyff
cruzado
cruzeiro
cruzeiro real
cruzie

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUX

bateaux
beaux
bijoux
Bordeaux
bureaux
chapeaux
choux
faux
manteaux
Margaux
merveilleux
milieux
Montreux
morceaux
nouveaux
plateaux
religieux
roux
Sioux
tableaux

Synonyms and antonyms of crux in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRUX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crux» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crux
core · essence · heart · nub

Translation of «crux» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUX

Find out the translation of crux to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crux from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crux» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

症结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quid
570 millions of speakers

English

crux
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جوهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

суть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto crucial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জটিল সমস্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cœur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crux
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

核心
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

핵심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crux
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điểm then chốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அம்சமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जबरदस्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

püf noktası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nodo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sedno
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crux
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kern
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

springande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crux
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crux

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUX»

The term «crux» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.065 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUX» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crux» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crux» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crux

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7 QUOTES WITH «CRUX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crux.
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Marshall Allman
To me, the most interesting part of 'True Blood' is that the entire crux of the show is based on identity and finding your true identity.
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Roberto Benigni
I'm a storyteller: the crux of the matter is to reach beauty, poetry; it doesn't matter if that is comedy or tragedy. They're the same if you reach the beauty.
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Marc Garneau
I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA.
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Johann Georg Hamann
Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
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Charlton Heston
The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in... I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
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Robert Kazinsky
Being a kid is so much more fun than being an adult. I think that's the crux of it. I think men are just less inclined to grow up because it's much more fun being a child.
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William Lashner
People read legal writing differently. When you're at the crux of a legal argument, every step is a step in the argument. The judge will see any holes. If you do that in fiction, it's too long and boring.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUX»

Discover the use of crux in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crux and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crux
To find her destiny, she must trust him with her life…and her heart.
Moira Rogers, 2009
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Crux: the letters of James Dickey
A rich treasury of personal correspondence, representing more than fifty years in the life of the distinguished poet and novelist, features letters to John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Richard Wilbur, Robert Penn Warren, William Styron, Ezra ...
James Dickey, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Judith Baughman, 1999
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Crux
Schemes, betrayals, adventure, and satire blend in this delightful debut novel in the spirit of Poul Anderson's classic Time Patrol stories and Fritz Leiber's The Big Time. Albert E. Cowdrey is a bold new voice in science fiction.
Albert E. Cowdrey, 2004
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The Crux
First published serially in the feminist journal The Forerunner in 1910, The Crux tells the story of a group of New England women who move west to start a boardinghouse for men in Colorado.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 2003
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The Crux of Election: Paul's Critique of the Jewish ...
This work is a revised and expanded version of the author´s dissertation, "Paul's Critique of the Jewish Confidence in the Election of Israel in 2 Corinthians 11:16-12:10 and Philippians 3:1-11.
Sigurd Grindheim, 2005
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Crux and Controversy in Middle English Textual Criticism
Eight papers based on the 1987 York conference on Late Medieval Manuscripts and presenting diverse approaches to textual editing.
Alastair J. Minnis, Charlotte Brewer, 1992
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Crux Decussata: Ears Book III Revealed
While they do believe He will someday physically return, they come to realize that He has never really left them. Surprisingly enough, the story even includes encounters with UFOs.
Andrew James Andrew, 2006
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Crux
Follows Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, as he faces challenges from forces in both heaven and hell.
Mike Carey, 2006
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Crux: Atlantis rising
Chosen to remain on Atlantis while the rest of their people ascend, Capricia, Tug, Zephyre, Galvan, Gammid, and Verityn awake after 100,000 years and discover their city destroyed and the human race vanished without a trace.
Mark Waid, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, 2002
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After the Crux
Seventeen years after the Crux Virus wiped out most of the world’s population, Ross is doing what he can to keep his small community safe from raiders in a self-contained artist retreat in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.
Dani Worth, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crux is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pope Francis defends poor, calls for unity in Latin America
A member of the Tsáchila tribe, sitting on the first row, told Crux that he was participating in the Mass out of invitation, something he said, made ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
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Pope Francis offers blessing to marrow-donation crusader
The 30-second blessing was recorded exclusively by Crux during the flight from Quito to Guayaquil, where the pope will celebrate a Mass for ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
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Crux To Show Off New Guild Line at IPCPR 2015
Crux Cigars has announced its newest release that will be shown at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. Named Crux Guild, the new ... «halfwheel.com, Jul 15»
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Holy Family today would run away from Egypt, not toward it
Along with my Crux colleague Inés San Martín, I spent last week in Egypt collecting the stories of these persecuted Christians. continues below ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
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Archbishop Fisher: Australian critics want Cardinal Pell 'humiliated'
... country to move on [confronting abuse scandals],” Archbishop Anthony Fisher, appointed last September to succeed Pell in Sydney, told Crux ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
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Crux of smoking issue is personal responsibility
I agree with the writer of “Ban on tobacco would lead to better health, savings on medical costs” (July 2) that the air around us has become ... «TODAYonline, Jul 15»
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Chicago's Archbishop Cupich sees 'consistent ethic of life' staging a …
“I don't see any responsibility to be a bellwether or a benchmark,” he told Crux on Wednesday. “I'm going to be who I am … I don't think the ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
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Vatican announces the details of Pope Francis' US trip
Skip to navigation. Skip to content. Follow Crux on Twitter Like us on Facebook. menu . search close. Crux ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jun 15»
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Pope Benedict XVI escapes heat wave, heads to Castel Gandolfo
Skip to navigation. Skip to content. Follow Crux on Twitter Like us on Facebook. menu . search close. Crux ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jun 15»
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Hen harrier crux will cost €12m says Hogan
Farmers with lands included as special protection areas (SPAs) are preparing to ramp up the pressure against the Government to tackle the ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Crux [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crux>. Aug 2019 ».
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