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circumstance

noun [C/U]  /ˈsɜr·kəmˌstæns/ us  
an event or condition connected with what is happening or has happened: [C] The circumstances of the theft of the painting were not known. [C] The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are under investigation. [C] He said that under no circumstances was he returning to Phoenix. [U] Mrs. Smith's lawyers say she was victim of circumstance, not a murderer.
Translations of “circumstance”
in Spanish circunstancia…
in French circonstance…
in German der Umstand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 條件, 情況, 情形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 条件, 情况, 情形…
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