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[kuh n-juhngk-cher] /kənˈdʒʌŋk tʃər/
a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
a critical state of affairs; crisis.
conjunction; joining.
Origin of conjuncture
First recorded in 1595-1605; conjunct + -ure
Related forms
conjunctural, adjective Unabridged
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  • But Mrs Mackenzie was by no means so proud at the present conjuncture of affairs.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope
  • At this conjuncture of affairs, who but is reminded of the youth and the education of Gargantua?

    Oxford Andrew Lang
  • He did not perceive that society was in a conjuncture of decline.


    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
  • The efficiency of James Bisset was manifest at every conjuncture.

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • But, just at this conjuncture, William came up with the left wing.

  • Just at this conjuncture Portland arrived from the Continent.

  • It was not by any conjuncture that I arrived at this conclusion.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for conjuncture


a combination of events, esp a critical one
(rare) a union; conjunction
Derived Forms
conjunctural, adjective
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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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