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Definitions of circumstantial

  1. Something incidental to the main subject, but of less importance; opposed to an essential; - generally in the plural; as, the circumstantials of religion. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Circumstantiality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A thing incidental, but not essential. Circumstantial evidence, that which is obtained from circumstances which necessarily or usually attend facts of a particular nature, from which arises presumption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Circumstantially. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Circumstantialy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Consisting in, or pertaining to, circumstances or particular incidents. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Incidental; relating to, but not essential. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Abounding with circumstances; detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances; minute; particular. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Consisting in, pertaining to, or dependent on, circumstances; presumptive; as, circumstantial evidence; incidental; accidental; detailed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Consisting of details: minute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Consisting of details; minute; particular. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Pertaining to or dependent on circumstances. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Attending or relating to, but not essential; incidental; detailed; minute; particular. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Relating to but not essential; incidental; casual; particular; minute; in law, proving indirectly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for circumstantial

  1. In this, its third edition, the tale gained picturesqueness and circumstantial weight. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  2. That, I hope, is fairly circumstantial – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
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