conjuncture

[ kuh n-juhngk-cher ]
/ kənˈdʒʌŋk tʃər /

noun

a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
a critical state of affairs; crisis.
conjunction; joining.

Nearby words

  1. conjunctive,
  2. conjunctive eye movement,
  3. conjunctivitis,
  4. conjunctivoma,
  5. conjunctivoplasty,
  6. conjunto,
  7. conjuration,
  8. conjurator,
  9. conjure,
  10. conjure man

Origin of conjuncture

First recorded in 1595–1605; conjunct + -ure

Related formscon·junc·tur·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for conjuncture

conjuncture

/ (kənˈdʒʌŋktʃə) /

noun

a combination of events, esp a critical one
rare a union; conjunction
Derived Formsconjunctural, adjective

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Word Origin and History for conjuncture

conjuncture

n.

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

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