[ 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 formscon·junc·tur·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conjunctural

  • Conjunctural - These economies feed off historical or economic conjunctures or crises.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for conjunctural


/ (kənˈdʒʌŋktʃə) /


a combination of events, esp a critical one
rare a union; conjunction
Derived Formsconjunctural, adjective
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Word Origin and History for conjunctural



c.1600, from French conjoncture (16c.), from Modern Latin *conjunctura, from Latin coniunctus (see conjunct).

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