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junction box

noun, Electricity
1.
an enclosure that houses electric wires or cables that are joined together and protects the connections.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for junction-box

junction box

noun
1.
an earthed enclosure within which wires or cables can be safely connected
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junction-box in Science
junction box
  (jŭngk'shən)   
An enclosure within which electric circuits, such as the electrical wiring for different sections of a building, are connected to other circuits, such as outside power sources. Junction boxes are very common in telecommunications circuitry and are used to protect the connections and provide easy access to them.
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