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Definition of circumstantial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    circumstantial

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈstænʃl//
     
     
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  1. 1(law) containing information and details that strongly suggest that something is true but do not prove it circumstantial evidence The case against him was largely circumstantial.
  2. 2(formal) connected with particular circumstances Their problems were circumstantial rather than personal.
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