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circumstantially


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumstantially  \Cir`cum*stan"tial*ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  respect  to  circumstances;  not  essentially; 
  accidentally. 
 
  Of  the  fancy  and  intellect,  the  powers  are  only 
  circumstantially  different.  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  In  every  circumstance  or  particular;  minutely. 
 
  To  set  down  somewhat  circumstantially,  not  only  the 
  events,  but  the  manner  of  my  trials.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumstantially 
  adv  1:  according  to  circumstances;  "he  was  convicted 
  circumstantially" 
  2:  so  far  as  the  circumstances  are  concerned;  "the  account  was 
  circumstantially  accurate" 
  3:  in  minute  detail;  "our  inability  to  see  everything  minutely 
  and  clearly  is  due  merely  to  the  infirmity  of  our  senses" 
  [syn:  {minutely}] 
  4:  without  advance  planning;  "they  met  accidentally"  [syn:  {by 
  chance},  {accidentally},  {unexpectedly}]  [ant:  {intentionally}] 




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