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conjuncture (s) (noun), conjunctures (pl)
1. A combination, as of events or circumstances; especially, one that leads to a crisis.
2. A critical set of circumstances; a crisis: "It was an unfortunate conjuncture of events because peak demand was at a time of reduced output from the hurricane-ravished refineries resulting in skyrocketing gas prices."
3. Etymology: from the early 17th century; from conjunction, by substitution of the suffix; influenced by obsolete French conjuncture, from Italian congiuntura, based on Latin conjungere, "to join together".
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