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Monday, July 16, 2001

Definitions for crux

  1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
  2. Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain or solve.

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Citations for crux
Ah, and now it was out of the bag, O'Kane thought, the crux of the matter. T. Coraghessan Boyle, Riven Rock
The crux of the problem, he said, was "the real disparity between our views and those of the people with whom we have to deal and who are in control." John Bierman and Colin Smith, Fire in the Night
Origin of crux
1635-1645
Crux is from Latin crux, "cross, torment, trouble."
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