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

The conjuncture of philosophy and divinity. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster]

A fit conjuncture or circumstances. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions. [1913 Webster]

He [Chesterfield] had recently governed Ireland, at a momentous conjuncture, with eminent firmness, wisdom, and humanity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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