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the cruxnoun [S]

uk   /ˈkrʌks/  us   /ˈkrʌks/
the most important or serious part of a matter, problem, or argument: The crux of the country's economic problems is its foreign debt. The issue of an arms embargo will be at the crux of the negotiations in Geneva.
(Definition of the crux from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the crux”
in Chinese (Simplified) 关键, 核心, 症结…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關鍵, 核心, 癥結…
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