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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·cum·stan·tial·ly adv.
 1. In respect to circumstances; not essentially; accidentally.
    Of the fancy and intellect, the powers are only circumstantially different.   --Glanvill.
 2. In every circumstance or particular; minutely.
    To set down somewhat circumstantially, not only the events, but the manner of my trials.   --Boyle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: according to circumstances; "he was convicted
      2: so far as the circumstances are concerned; "the account was
         circumstantially accurate"
      3: in minute detail; "our inability to see everything minutely
         and clearly is due merely to the infirmity of our senses"
         [syn: minutely]
      4: without advance planning; "they met accidentally" [syn: by
         chance, accidentally, unexpectedly] [ant: intentionally]