circumstantiality


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cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ty

 (sûr′kəm-stăn′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ties
1. The quality of being fully or minutely detailed.
2. A particular detail or circumstance.

cir•cum•stan•ti•al•i•ty

(ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
2. a circumstance; a detail.
[1725–35]
References in classic literature ?
Counties, towns, hilly ribs and ridges, wide stretches of green meadow, great forest tracts, winding streams, a dozen blue lakes, a block of busy steamboats--we saw all this little world in unique circumstantiality of detail--saw it just as the birds see it--and all reduced to the smallest of scales and as sharply worked out and finished as a steel engraving.
In due course a legend arose of such circumstantiality that the wise historian would hesitate to attack it.
Mrs Chivery derived a surprising force of emphasis from the foregoing circumstantiality and repetition.
Consequently, there is little success in simulating the speech abnormalities found in disorganized schizophrenic thought: derailment, loose associations, tangentiality, neologisms, circumstantiality, alogia, and incoherence (APA, 2013; Maxmen & Ward, 1995; Resnick & Knoll, 2008).
Having returned the 'Henry and Frances' correspondence to its proper location, Griffith would find the Irish circumstantiality of the second instalment of Genuine Letters--and, by extension, Ireland itself--being mocked in the Monthly's review of volumes three and four, as informing readers only 'how far it is from Kil-bog to Castle-Teague, and at what hours the post comes in at Bally-brogue and Knockaderry'.