from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A combination, as of events or circumstances: "the power that lies in the conjuncture of faith and fatherland” ( Conor Cruise O'Brien).
  • n. A critical set of circumstances; a crisis: "reports on the deteriorating world conjuncture and the disappointment of earlier hopes” ( Financial Times).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A combination of events or circumstances; a conjunction; a union.
  • n. A set of circumstances causing a crisis; a juncture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of joining, or state of being joined; union; connection; combination.
  • n. A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coming or joining together; the state of being joined; meeting: combination; union; connection; association.
  • n. Combination of circumstances or affairs; especially, a critical state of affairs; a crisis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a critical combination of events or circumstances


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  • Such a time and such a conjuncture was the American Revolution.

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  • In this current "conjuncture" we can at least get the numbers right, at 50/50, as we continue in the protracted struggle for complete transformation of all unequal power relations in our society and a better life for all.


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  • "conjuncture" that is so central to the theory of America in Decline is a nod to the work of Althusser who injected that concept deep into the communist discussoins of the 70s and 80s.


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  • In the current conjuncture of forces, a police union only exacerbates the culture of impunity that envelops police forces in this country.

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  • Yes | No | Report from Paul Wilke wrote 30 weeks 1 day ago an ancient ritual that has to do with the conjuncture of the harvest of barley and hops, horny old men and just plain foolishness.

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  • The election produced a new political conjuncture, unparalleled for 80 years.

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