Synonyms of 'crux'
a crucial or decisive point◾He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
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the central or essential part of something
He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
the most important and distinctive feature of something, which determines its identity
Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
Thesaurus for crux from the Collins English Thesaurus