Complete Definition of "circumstance"

English

Pronunciation
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑːns|-ɑːns

Noun
en-noun

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

Translations
trans-top|That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event
Chinese: 情況, 情况 (qing kuang)
Croatian: t-|hr|okolnost|f
Czech: t-|cs|okolnost|f
Danish: omstændighed c
Finnish: t-|fi|olosuhteet|p, t-|fi|olot|p
Hebrew: נסיבות (nesibot) f|p
Icelandic: t+|is|kringumstæður|n|p
Italian: t+|it|circostanza|f
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Korean: ko-inline|상황|sanghwang
Russian: t+|ru|обстоятельство|n|trobstoját'el'stvo|scCyrl, t+|ru|условие|n|truslóvije|scCyrl
Swedish: t+|sv|omständighet|c
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trans-top|An event; a fact; a particular incident
Chinese: 事件, 事件 (shì jiàn)
Danish: omstændighed c, forhold n
German: t+|de|Umstand|m
Italian: t+|it|dettaglio|m
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Russian: обстоятельство (obstoját'el'stvo) n, случай (slúčaj) m
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trans-top|Circumlocution; detail
Chinese: 詳情, 详情 (xiáng qíng), 細節, 细节 (xì jié)
Danish: detalje c, omstændelighed c
Finnish: seikka, asianhaara
Italian: circonlocuzione f
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Russian: t+|ru|деталь|f|trd'etál'|scCyrl, t+|ru|подробность|f|trpodróbnost'|scCyrl, t+|ru|частность|f|trčástnost'|scCyrl
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trans-top|Condition in regard to worldly estate
Danish: kår n
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Russian: материальное положение (mat'eriál'noje položénije) n
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ttbc|Dutch: omstandigheid
ttbc|French: circonstance
ttbc|Ido: cirkonstanco
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ttbc|Japanese:
:kanji: 情況
:hiragana: じょうきょう
:romaji: jōkyō
ttbc|Latin: circumstantia
ttbc|Spanish: circunstancia f
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Derived terms
under no circumstance
under the circumstances

Verb
en-verb|circumstances|circumstancing|circumstanced

  1. To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.

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