noun Date: 1605 1. conjunction, union 2. a combination of circumstances or events usually producing a crisis ; juncture

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  • conjuncture — c.1600, from Fr. conjoncture (16c.), from Mod.L. *conjunctura, from L. conjunctus (see CONJUNCT (Cf. conjunct)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conjuncture — [kən juŋk′chər] n. [ML conjunctura: see CONJOIN] 1. Rare a joining together or being joined together 2. a combination of events or circumstances, esp. one creating a critical situation; crisis …   English World dictionary

  • Conjuncture — In general, a conjuncture is a period marked by some watershed event which separates different epochs. In economics, conjuncture (fluctuation) is a critical combination of events. Boom is a time of high business activity, prosperity, peak of… …   Wikipedia

  • conjuncture — con|junc|ture [kənˈdʒʌŋktʃə US ər] n formal a combination of events or situations, especially one that causes problems ▪ the historic conjuncture from which Marxism arose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conjuncture — A term used by so called structural Marxists to refer to the concrete state of political economic and especially class relations, in a specific society, at a particular point in time (as in ‘specific historical conjuncture’) …   Dictionary of sociology

  • conjuncture — noun (C) formal a combination of events or situations, especially one that causes problems: the historic conjuncture from which Marxism arose …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conjuncture — conjunctural, adj. /keuhn jungk cheuhr/, n. 1. a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs. 2. a critical state of affairs; crisis. 3. conjunction; joining. [1595 1605; CONJUNCT + URE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conjuncture — noun a) A combination of events or circumstances; a conjunction; a union. b) A set of circumstances causing a crisis; a juncture …   Wiktionary

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