conjuncture

noun
con·​junc·​ture | \ kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce conjuncture (audio) \

Definition of conjuncture

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

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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
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First Known Use of conjuncture

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conjuncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjuncture. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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