Circumstantially - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsərkəmˈstæntʃəli|
Brit.  |ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəli|

adverb

- according to circumstances

he was convicted circumstantially

- insofar as the circumstances are concerned

the account was circumstantially accurate

- in minute detail (syn: minutely)
- without advance planning (syn: accidentally, unexpectedly)

Examples

The evidence is purely circumstantial.

The case against him is circumstantial.

a circumstantial account of the meeting

The story circumstantially belies itself.

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