HyperDic: circumstance

English > 4 senses of the word circumstance:
NOUNstatecircumstancea condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
statecircumstance, context, settingthe set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
cognitioncircumstance, condition, considerationinformation that should be kept in mind when making a decision
eventcircumstanceformal ceremony about important occasions
circumstance > pronunciation
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English > circumstance: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity.
Narrowerevent, caseA special set of circumstances
hingeA circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
playing fieldThe circumstances under which competition occurs
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishcircunstancia
Catalancircumstància
English > circumstance: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event.
Synonymscontext, setting
NarrowerconditionsThe set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
conditionsThe prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
BroaderenvironmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
Spanishcircunstancia, contexto
Catalancircumstància, context
Adjectivescircumstantialfully detailed and specific about particulars
English > circumstance: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningInformation that should be kept in mind when making a decision.
Synonymscondition, consideration
NarrowerjustificationSomething (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable / reasonable or necessary
mitigating circumstance(law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
Spanishcircunstancia, condición, consideración
Catalancircumstància, condició, consideració
English > circumstance: 4 senses > noun 4, event
Meaningformal ceremony about important occasions.
Example"pomp and circumstance"
Broaderceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion

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