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Meaning of CONJUNCTURE

Pronunciation:  kun'jungkchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a critical combination of events or circumstances
 

CONJUNCTURE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: juncture, occasion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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