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Meaning of "circumstantial" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL

circumstantial  [ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circumstantial is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CIRCUMSTANTIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of circumstantial in the English dictionary

The first definition of circumstantial in the dictionary is of or dependent on circumstances. Other definition of circumstantial is fully detailed. Circumstantial is also incidental.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCUMSTANTIAL


confidential
ˌkɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəl
consequential
ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl
consubstantial
ˌkɒnsəbˈstænʃəl
differential
ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃəl
essential
ɪˈsɛnʃəl
exponential
ˌɛkspəʊˈnɛnʃəl
financial
fɪˈnænʃəl
influential
ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl
instantial
ɪnˈstænʃəl
insubstantial
ˌɪnsəbˈstænʃəl
nonfinancial
ˌnɒnfɪˈnænʃəl
potential
pəˈtɛnʃəl
presidential
ˌprezɪˈdenʃəl
provincial
prəˈvɪnʃəl
prudential
pruːˈdɛnʃəl
residential
ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl
sequential
sɪˈkwɛnʃəl
substantial
səbˈstænʃəl
transubstantial
ˌtrænsəbˈstænʃəl
unsubstantial
ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCUMSTANTIAL

circumscribable
circumscribe
circumscriber
circumscription
circumscriptive
circumscriptively
circumsolar
circumspect
circumspection
circumspective
circumspectly
circumspectness
circumstance
circumstances
circumstantial evidence
circumstantiality
circumstantially
circumstantiate
circumstantiation
circumstellar

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCUMSTANTIAL

action potential
chemical potential
circumferential
credential
equipotential
existential
growth potential
inconsequential
inferential
initial
jurisprudential
penitential
precedential
preferential
quintessential
referential
reverential
self-referential
tangential
torrential
vice-presidential

Synonyms and antonyms of circumstantial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CIRCUMSTANTIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «circumstantial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of circumstantial

Translation of «circumstantial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL

Find out the translation of circumstantial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of circumstantial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «circumstantial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

间接
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circunstancial
570 millions of speakers

English

circumstantial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिस्थितिजन्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ظرفية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

косвенные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circunstancial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবস্থাগত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circonstancié
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keadaannya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausführlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

状況の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Circumstantial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dựa trên chi tiết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூழ்நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिस्थितीजन्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ikinci derecede
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circostanziato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poszlaki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

непрямі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumstanțiale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έμμεσες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

omstandigheidsgetuienis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

indicier
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

indisier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of circumstantial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANTIAL»

The term «circumstantial» is regularly used and occupies the 59.389 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANTIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about circumstantial

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6 QUOTES WITH «CIRCUMSTANTIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word circumstantial.
1
Bernard Goldberg
Circumstantial evidence is evidence.
2
Cai Guo-Qiang
Computer animation is one way to liberate people from their circumstantial gravity, and it is one way to give them mental freedom.
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Elisabeth Moss
I love working with male actors, and I think there's a tendency to write really interesting characters that would work solely alongside men where they would be in a man's world and have to deal with that, and it creates a lot of interesting storylines. For me, it's kind of circumstantial, but I definitely enjoy it.
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Jesse Plemons
'Breaking Bad' is great at blurring the line between good and evil. It makes you feel compassion for Walter White so you're with him throughout this descent into the darker parts of his psyche. The bad that we're capable of is all circumstantial.
5
Horace Walpole
How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
6
Levi Woodbury
Juries must, of necessity, be governed, in reaching many results through inferences from other facts, by certain laws of nature and human reason. They are often obliged to infer one thing from another, and this, whether that other be a fact direct or circumstantial.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCUMSTANTIAL»

Discover the use of circumstantial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to circumstantial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Circumstantial evidence: death, life, and justice in a ...
Recounts the struggle of a young African-American lawyer from Alabama to clear the name of a black death-row inmate convicted of murder in a highly flawed trial, in a story that gained national attention in 1993. Reprint.
Pete Earley, 1996
2
Circumstantial Qualifiers in Semitic: The Case of Arabic and ...
With inspiration from the Arabic hal-concept this book investigates circumstantial clauses in Arabic and Hebrew.
Bo Isaksson, 2009
3
Circumstantial Memories
Covert agent Ryder McClintock had returned home for the first time in years only to come face-to-face with Julia Rousseau, the woman with whom he'd once shared a bed--then been forced to leave behind.
Carol Ericson, 2009
4
A Trout in the Milk: Profiles in Prosecution
""Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."" (Henry David Thoreau) There are two great branches of evidence in a Criminal Case.
Mel Harmon, 2011
5
A circumstantial narrative of the campaign in Russia, tr. ...
CIRCUMSTANTIAL NARRATIVE OP THE CAMPAIGN IN RUSSIA. PART I.— BOOK I. WILNA. If we were to look into our annals for the most brilliant period of our glory, we should find that France had never been more powerful than after the ...
Eugène Labaume, 1814
6
Circumstantial-Evidence Getting Away with Murder in the ...
The Series "From the Life and Times of J. Harold Lowry" will take you through many different times in my life.
J. Harold Lowry, 2010
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A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia ...
Eugène Labaume. I ceding evening, attacked the centre of the Russian army. He was supported by the cavalry of General Latour-Maubourg, who vigorously charged the masses of the enem)', who were formed into squares around the grand ...
Eugène Labaume, 1815
8
Unreasonable Doubt: Circumstantial Evidence and the Art of ...
Thompson confronts this evasion of judgment through the reexamination of the works of Faulkner, Austen, Tocqueville, Plato, and Aristotle"--Provided by publisher.
Norma Thompson, 2011
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Circumstantial Marriage
Kerry Connor. she probably would have voted for Richard Bridges herself. The guy had the whole package. In his early fifties, he was handsome, but not so much to turn off men or be dismissed as a pretty boy. He had a quick wit and charm to ...
Kerry Connor, 2011
10
An authentic, candid, and circumstantial narrative of the ...
Alleged breakages of china and movement of objects in Mrs. Golding's house & in her neice Mrs. Pain's house to which she moved.
Mary Golding, 1809

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANTIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term circumstantial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Crupi SUV debate: Key piece of circumstantial evidence?
Simeonette Mapes-Crupi poses with her husband, Jonathan. She was found brutally stabbed to death in her New Springville residence. «SILive.com, Jul 15»
2
Judge goes by circumstantial evidence, awards man life term
BAREILLY: Passing a "historic" verdict based purely on circumstantial evidence, the court of additional district and sessions judge has ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Mom of 2-year-old found in ravine charged with killing her
The complaint spells out a series of interlocking pieces of physical and circumstantial evidence. Among other things, police found several ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
'Nothing to lose': Rodney Boatswain, accused killer of Helen …
Ms Rodger said the case against Mr Boatswain was circumstantial, and relied heavily on the identification of his car. She said her client had ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
5
Priest pretended to notify police after teen found camera in church …
Unfortunately, these are 'circumstantial (sic). Because of insufficient and inconclusive evidence, they are not able to place the person they have ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
6
How a Physicist Solved the Mystery of an Iconic Photo
Every answer offered thus far has been circumstantial. Olson doesn't have the first clue who is in the photo. But he has some serious science to ... «Wired, Jul 15»
7
Remains of woman missing since 1992 found in desert
Police said that "the case to charge Richardson with Ms. Collazo's murder was based on a lot of circumstantial evidence given that her body ... «10News, Jul 15»
8
Allentown City Hall search signals feds likely have evidence
"And practically speaking, intent is usually proven through circumstantial evidence, something the defendant does or says, maybe emails or ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
9
Remains of National City woman found; missing since 1992
Police said that "the case to charge Richardson with Ms. Collazo's murder was based on a lot of circumstantial evidence given that her body ... «San Diego 6, Jul 15»
10
Appeal heard in Madison Township murder case
Circumstantial evidence was backed up the direct evidence.” A ruling will be made on the case at a later date. Several of Lambert's family ... «News-Herald.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Circumstantial [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circumstantial>. Jul 2019 ».
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