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conjuncture


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conjuncture  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conjuncture 
  n  :  a  critical  combination  of  events  or  circumstances 




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