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conjuncture

[kuh n-juhngk-cher] /kənˈdʒʌŋk tʃər/
noun
1.
a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs.
2.
a critical state of affairs; crisis.
3.
conjunction; joining.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; conjunct + -ure
Related forms
conjunctural, adjective
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  • In so critical a conjuncture, our martyrs declared themselves the visible protectors of that distressed church.
  • Now that same independent central bank is grappling with an ugly conjuncture of rising inflation and falling growth.
  • We should be leery of drawing inapt lessons from the crisis to the current policy conjuncture.
British Dictionary definitions for conjuncture

conjuncture

/kənˈdʒʌŋktʃə/
noun
1.
a combination of events, esp a critical one
2.
(rare) a union; conjunction
Derived Forms
conjunctural, adjective
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Word Origin and History for conjuncture
n.

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

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