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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cir·cum·stance /ˈsɝkṃˌstæn(t)s, stən(t)s/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 情況 事件

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 cir·cum·stance n.
 1. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
    The circumstances are well known in the country where they happened.   --W. Irving.
 2. An event; a fact; a particular incident.
    The sculptor had in his thoughts the conqueror weeping for new worlds, or the like circumstances in history.   --Addison.
 3. Circumlocution; detail. [Obs.]
 So without more circumstance at all
 I hold it fit that we shake hands and part.   --Shak.
 4. pl. Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
    When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.   --Addison.
 Not a circumstance, of no account. [Colloq.]
 Under the circumstances, taking all things into consideration.
 Syn: -- Event; occurrence; incident; situation; condition; position; fact; detail; item. See Event.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·cum·stance, v. t. To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
    The poet took the matters of fact as they came down to him and circumstanced them, after his own manner.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a condition that accompanies or influences some event or
      2: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
         or event; "the historical context" [syn: context]
      3: information that should be kept in mind when making a
         decision; "another consideration is the time it would
         take" [syn: condition, consideration]
      4: formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and