Circumstantiality
Circumstantiality Cir`cum*stan`ti*al"i*ty, n. The state, characteristic, or quality of being circumstantial; particularity or minuteness of detail. ``I will endeavor to describe with sufficient circumstantiality.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • circumstantiality — n. quality of being dependent on circumstances, fullness of detail …   English contemporary dictionary

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