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Noun: circumstance  'sur-kum,stãn(t)s
  1. A condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  2. The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    "the historical circumstance";
    - context, setting
  3. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    "another circumstance is the time it would take";
    - condition, consideration
  4. Formal ceremony about important occasions
    "pomp and circumstance"

Derived forms: circumstances

Type of: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, condition, environment, information, observance, status

Encyclopedia: Circumstance