Meaning of circumstantiality

cir•cum•stan•ti•al•i•ty

Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-stan"shē-al'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties
  1. the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
  2. a circumstance; a detail.
  3. a pattern of speech that seems to wander because of excessive detail but eventuallyreaches its goal idea.
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