conjuncture

noun

con·​junc·​ture kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce conjuncture (audio)
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: a combination of circumstances or events usually producing a crisis : juncture

Examples of conjuncture in a Sentence

an unfortunate conjuncture of events—peak demand at a time of reduced output from hurricane-ravished refineries—resulted in skyrocketing gas prices
Recent Examples on the Web Mungiu wants to tell a story about people in trouble, to offer a universal moral lesson, and to analyze a particular political conjuncture—and for the most part these elements tend to strengthen and deepen one another, even if his ambition at times puts them under too much strain. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 Elsewhere Gold gained on more stimulus conjuncture. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2020 The new marketing materials come after 18 months of work led by Jenny Dexter, the city’s former communications manager in conjuncture with consultants and surveys. Cincinnati.com, 13 Apr. 2020 In conjuncture with this, A Bola (via Sport Witness) have reported that Spurs have requested a new meeting, meaning further developments could be imminent. SI.com, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conjuncture was in 1605

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“Conjuncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjuncture. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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