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circumstances

 
Noun circumstance has 4 senses
  1. circumstance - a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
    --1 is a kind of
    condition; condition, status; condition; condition, status
    --1 has particulars:
     good fortune, good luck; providence; misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck; failure; 2 of 4 senses of circumstance ; circumstance; event, case; hinge; playing field; fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion; good fortune, good luck; providence; misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck; failure; 2 of 4 senses of circumstance ; circumstance; event, case; hinge; playing field
  2. context, circumstance - the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
    --2 is a kind of wealth, wealthiness; environment; wealth, wealthiness; environment
  3. circumstance, condition, consideration - information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"
    --3 is a kind of possession; information; possession; information
    --3 has particulars:
     justification; mitigating circumstance; circumstance, condition, consideration; justification; mitigating circumstance
  4. circumstance - formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
    --4 is a kind of
    ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance; ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
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