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English noun: circumstance

1. circumstance (state) a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)case, event, hinge, playing field

2. circumstance (state) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event


SamplesThe historical context.


Synonymscontext, setting


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)conditions, conditions

3. circumstance (cognition) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision


SamplesAnother consideration is the time it would take.


Synonymscondition, consideration


Broader (hypernym)information


Narrower (hyponym)justification, mitigating circumstance

4. circumstance (event) formal ceremony about important occasions


SamplesPomp and circumstance.


Broader (hypernym)ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance









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