circumstance meaning

[ 'sə:kəmstəns ] Pronunciation:   "circumstance" in a sentence
Noun: circumstance  'surkum`stãns
  1. A condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity 
  2. The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    - context, setting 
  3. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    - condition, consideration 
  4. Formal ceremony about important occasions
    "pomp and circumstance"

Derived forms: circumstances

See also: circumstantial

Type of: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, condition, environment, information, observance, status

Encyclopedia: Circumstance


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  1. we knew nothing of philip's circumstances.
  2. circumstances force us to adopt this policy.
  3. we must under no circumstances take this lightly.
  4. the scene and circumstances were so very uncanny.
  5. a singular circumstance then arose in the case.

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