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circumstantialadjective

 us   /ˌsɜr·kəmˈstæn·ʃəl/
relating to the circumstances in which something happened, but not to the thing itself: The report said most of the data was circumstantial, so no conclusions could be drawn from it. The judge reminded the jury that circumstantial evidence is information that may be important but is not proof of guilt.
Translations of “circumstantial”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指關於犯罪)間接的,按情況推測的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指关于犯罪)间接的,按情况推测的…
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