American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
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.
- n. A combination of events or circumstances; a conjunction; a union.
- n. A set of circumstances causing a crisis; a juncture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a critical combination of events or circumstances
“There is a short-term conjuncture, with the weakness of the US banks and the strength of the Canadian dollar, that encourages banks to take over financial institutions in the United”
“The loss of such a man, in such a crisis; of a man who possessed so large and growing a share of the public confidence, and whose administration has recently borrowed new lustre from the crowning achievements of our armies; of a ruler whom victory was inspiring with the wise and paternal magnanimity which sought to make the conciliation as cordial as the strife has been deadly: the loss of such a President, at such a conjuncture, is an afflicting dispensation which bows a disappointed and stricken nation in sorrow more deep, sincere, and universal than ever before supplicated the compassion of pitying Heaven.”
“Such a time and such a conjuncture was the American Revolution.”
“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.”
“Even in the shorter gāthās we may eliminate the common stock of refrains, and yet discern, in each residuum, a distinctly and pathetically individual note, telling its own story of a supreme 'conjuncture' seized, of Nibbana (in its later Sanskrit form, Nirvāṇā) or Arahantship won.”
“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.”
“All of the left-of-centre governments in Latin America -- even that of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez -- have had to trim their sails to a greater or lesser degree, as they find their place within the conjuncture of forces in which their countries are enmeshed -- popular support versus well-financed domestic opposition, the global marketplace, and, of course, the brooding presence of the US.”
“In the current conjuncture of forces, a police union only exacerbates the culture of impunity that envelops police forces in this country.”
“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.”
“The election produced a new political conjuncture, unparalleled for 80 years.”
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