conjuncture

noun con·junc·ture \ kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-chər \

Definition of conjuncture

2 :a combination of circumstances or events usually producing a crisis :juncture

Examples of conjuncture in a Sentence

  1. an unfortunate conjuncture of events—peak demand at a time of reduced output from hurricane-ravished refineries—resulted in skyrocketing gas prices

First Known Use of conjuncture

1605


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