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n. pl. cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ties
1. The quality of being fully or minutely detailed.
2. A particular detail or circumstance.


(ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
2. a circumstance; a detail.
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.
hesitation in speaking, speaking Mild: He/she can answer 5-6 with bad grammar, circumstantiality.
34) On the circumstantiality of the measures taken by Lucius against Aaron and his son, see Bartels, Speaking of the Moor: 'Ultimately, we cannot know how the Goths or the Romans would react to the 'black' baby if it were not a sign of the Gothic queen's adultery' (98-9).
FORM OF THINKING AND VERBAL FLUENCY DISORDERS * Loss of associations * Circumstantiality * Tangentiality * Tachyphemia/distractible speech/increase in the latency duration of the response/language blocking/language slowdown/verbal stereotypes 6.
At that time, the patient reported delusional beliefs about contamination and there were several indications of formal thought disorder, including derailment, neologisms, concrete thinking, circumstantiality, and illogicality.
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).
She had increased tone of speech, circumstantiality, and air of confidence and increased self-esteem.
Yet, as Bruno Latour argues, the postmodernist focus on the provisionality, circumstantiality, and ephemerality of worlds does not need to lead to the tearing down of those worlds.
This is also the reason why narrative sequences in poems normally do not reach the degree of concrete circumstantiality and detailed elaboration possible and usual in novels.