circumstantial


adjective

  1. of pertaining to, or derived from circumstances: a circumstantial result.
  2. of the nature of a circumstance; secondary; incidental: of circumstantial importance.
  3. dealing with or giving circumstances; detailed; particular: a circumstantial report of a business conference.
  4. pertaining to conditions of material welfare.

adjective

  1. of or dependent on circumstances
  2. fully detailed
  3. incidental
adj.

c.1600, from Latin circumstantia (see circumstance) + -al (1). Related: Circumstantially. Circumstantial evidence is attested by 1691.

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