Definitions for: Conjuncture


[n] a critical combination of events or circumstances



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*junc"ture (?; 135), n. [Cf. F. conjoncture,
LL. conjunctura.]
1. The act of joining, or state of being joined; union;
connection; combination.

The conjuncture of philosophy and divinity.
--Hobbes.

A fit conjuncture or circumstances. --Addison.

2. A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances;
complication or combination of events or circumstances;
plight resulting from various conditions.

He [Chesterfield] had recently governed Ireland, at
a momentous conjuncture, with eminent firmness,
wisdom, and humanity. --Macaulay.

See Also: juncture, occasion

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