con juncture

conjuncture

[kuhn-juhngk-cher]
noun
1.
a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
2.
a critical state of affairs; crisis.
3.
conjunction; joining.

Origin:
1595–1605; conjunct + -ure

conjunctural, adjective
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conjuncture (kənˈdʒʌŋktʃə)
 
n
1.  a combination of events, esp a critical one
2.  rare a union; conjunction
 
con'junctural
 
adj

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conjuncture
c.1600, from Fr. conjoncture, from Mod.L. *conjunctura, from L. conjunctus (see conjunct).
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