- a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
- a critical state of affairs; crisis.
- conjunction; joining.
Origin of conjuncture
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Examples from the Web for conjuncture
The role of Islam in conjuncture with individual rights, politics, and women will lead to some turbulent times.Women in the World 2011 Video Highlights
February 10, 2012
But Mrs Mackenzie was by no means so proud at the present conjuncture of affairs.Miss Mackenzie
At this conjuncture of affairs, who but is reminded of the youth and the education of Gargantua?Oxford
He did not perceive that society was in a conjuncture of decline.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
My crew (as always in that conjuncture) put up their awning and struck work.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
But I think it, at this conjuncture, my duty to declare that I will give no pledges.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- a combination of events, esp a critical one
- rare a union; conjunction
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Word Origin and History for conjuncture
c.1600, from French conjoncture (16c.), from Modern Latin *conjunctura, from Latin coniunctus (see conjunct).
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