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circumstantial

adjective  /ˌsɜr·kəmˈstæn·ʃəl/ us  
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.
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