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circumstantial

[ sur-kuhm-stan-shuhl ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl /
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adjective
relating to or derived from circumstances: a circumstantial result;circumstantial evidence.
of the nature of a circumstance or minor detail; nonessential; secondary: of circumstantial importance.
dealing with or giving circumstances; detailed; particular: a circumstantial report of a business conference.
pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
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Origin of circumstantial

1590–1600; <Latin circumstanti(a) circumstance + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantial

circumstantial
/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl) /

adjective
of or dependent on circumstances
fully detailed
incidental

Derived forms of circumstantial

circumstantiality, nouncircumstantially, adverb
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