[sur-kuh m-stan-shuh l]
- of pertaining to, or derived from circumstances: a circumstantial result.
- of the nature of a circumstance; secondary; incidental: of circumstantial importance.
- dealing with or giving circumstances; detailed; particular: a circumstantial report of a business conference.
- pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
Origin of circumstantial
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3. minute, thorough, exact, precise.
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Examples from the Web for circumstantially
All these discoveries were now related to Ralph, circumstantially, and in detail.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
Seriously and circumstantially he put forward his proposition.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
"And can relate it circumstantially and clearly," added Withering.Barrington
Charles James Lever
They are written out most circumstantially in the Prophet's story.
He told her, circumstantially, that he was in perfect health.The Hills of Desire
Richard Aumerle Maher
- of or dependent on circumstances
- fully detailed
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Word Origin and History for circumstantially
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