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circumstantiality

[ sur-kuhm-stan-shee-al-i-tee ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藢st忙n 蕛i藞忙l 瑟 ti /
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noun, plural cir路cum路stan路ti路al路i路ties for 2, 3.
the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
a circumstance; a detail.
Psychiatry. a pattern of speech that seems to wander because of excessive detail but eventuallyreaches its goal idea.
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Origin of circumstantiality

First recorded in 1725鈥35; circumstantial + -ity
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Medical definitions for circumstantiality

circumstantiality
[ s没r鈥瞜蓹m-st膬n鈥瞫h膿-膬l沫-t膿 ]

n.
A disturbance in the thought process by detail that is often tangential and irrelevant.
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