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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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, "Bruno Fernandes Pushing for Sporting Exit as Tottenham Continue Pursuit After Failed Bid," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of conjuncture

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conjuncture was in 1605

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