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cir·cum·stan·tial

 (sûr′kəm-stăn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or dependent on circumstances.
2. Of no primary significance; incidental.
3. Complete and particular; full of detail: a circumstantial report about the debate.
4. Full of ceremonial display.

cir′cum·stan′tial·ly adv.
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circumstantial

(ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl)
adj
1. of or dependent on circumstances
2. fully detailed
3. incidental
ˌcircumˈstantiˈality n
ˌcircumˈstantially adv
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cir•cum•stan•tial

(ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from circumstances.
2. unessential; incidental.
3. dealing with circumstances; detailed; particular.
4. pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
[1590–1600]
cir`cum•stan′tial•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.circumstantial - fully detailed and specific about particulars; "a circumstantial report about the debate"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
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circumstantial

adjective
1. indirect, contingent, incidental, inferential, presumptive, conjectural, founded on circumstances He was convicted on purely circumstantial evidence.
2. detailed, particular, specific The reasons for the project collapsing were circumstantial.
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circumstantial

adjective
Characterized by attention to detail:
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Translations

circumstantial

[ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl] ADJ [report, statement] → detallado
circumstantial evidence (Jur) → pruebas fpl circunstanciales
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

circumstantial

[ˌsɜːrkəmˈstænʃəl] adj [evidence] → indirect(e); [case] → fondé(e) sur des présomptions; [detail] → anecdotique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

circumstantial

adj
(= detailed) report, statementausführlich, detailliert
(Jur) caseauf Indizienbeweisen beruhend; circumstantial evidenceIndizienbeweis m; the case against him is purely circumstantialsein Fall beruht allein auf Indizienbeweisen
(= secondary)nebensächlich
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circumstantial

[ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃl] adj (report, statement) → circostanziato/a, dettagliato/a
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Muchemi said the prosecution failed to prove the duo murdered Murangiri, noting that witnesses' evidence was circumstancial.
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