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"circumstantial" in British English

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circumstantialadjective

uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈstæn.ʃəl/  us   /ˌsɝː.kəmˈ-/
(Definition of circumstantial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​judgereminded the ​jury that circumstantial ​evidence is ​information that may be ​important but is not ​proof of ​guilt.
(Definition of circumstantial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “circumstantial”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指关于犯罪)间接的,按情况推测的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指關於犯罪)間接的,按情況推測的…
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