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[kuh n-juhngk-cher]
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  1. a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
  2. a critical state of affairs; crisis.
  3. conjunction; joining.
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Origin of conjuncture

First recorded in 1595–1605; conjunct + -ure
Related formscon·junc·tur·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

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

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for conjunctural


  1. a combination of events, esp a critical one
  2. rare a union; conjunction
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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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