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Definition 1: information that should be kept in mind when making a decision - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where circumstance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • another consideration is the time it would take

Synonyms for circumstance in the sense of this definition

(circumstance is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of circumstance ) something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary

"he considered misrule a justification for revolution"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) (law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense

Definition 2: formal ceremony about important occasions - [noun denoting event]

Samples where circumstance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pomp and circumstance

(circumstance is a kind of ...) a formal event performed on a special occasion

"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

Definition 3: a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity - [noun denoting state]

(circumstance is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) a special set of circumstances

"in that event, the first possibility is excluded" "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend

"his absence is the hinge of our plan"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) the circumstances under which competition occurs

"the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"

Definition 4: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event - [noun denoting state]

Samples where circumstance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the historical context

Synonyms for circumstance in the sense of this definition

(circumstance is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare

"hazardous working conditions" "harsh living conditions"

(... is a kind of circumstance ) the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process

"there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"

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