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Definition of circumstance:

  1. An event; a fact; a particular incident.
  2. Circumlocution; detail.
  3. Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
  4. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
  5. To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.

Synonyms:

retainer, place, consideration, factor, thoughtfulness, context of use, point, stipulation, mise en scene, time, happenstance, detail, item, linguistic context, proviso, case, concern, mount, stage setting, term, context, real, feature, coincidence, contingency, scope, phase, exigency, matter, place setting, accompaniment, experimental condition, fortuity, article, thing, element, intervention, shape, be, particular, fact, concomitant, setting, condition, adjunct, chance, cause, development, considerateness, precondition, happen, background.

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