circumstantiate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v circumstantiate give circumstantial evidence for
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Circumstantiate To place in particular circumstances; to invest with particular accidents or adjuncts. "If the act were otherwise circumstantiated , it might will that freely which now it wills reluctantly."
    • Circumstantiate To prove or confirm by circumstances; to enter into details concerning. "Neither will time permint to circumstantiate these particulars, which I have only touched in the general."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • circumstantiate To place in particular circumstances; invest with particular conditions, accidents, or adjuncts.
    • circumstantiate To place in a particular condition with regard to power or wealth.
    • circumstantiate To confirm by circumstances; establish circumstantially.
    • circumstantiate To describe circumstantially; give full or minute details regarding.
    • circumstantiate Circumstantial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Circumstantiate to prove by circumstances: to describe exactly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Circumstantiating)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stans, stantis, standing—stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

His admission of them was rather indirect and circumstantial, though I did not understand it to be an evasive one.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
There is none; the difference is merely circumstantial.
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
In a question of fact, which turns on circumstantial evidence, there may be a number of them.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
This made her vainly imagine that there was no positive proof against her, and that circumstantials only would not convict her.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
Also, she has lost all faith in conviction upon circumstantial evidence.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Their evidence is circumstantial; you don't have to incriminate yourself; I doubt if a jury would agree on convicting you.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Circumstantial evidence means nothing to us in this isolated house, where you're no longer the judge, as I'm no longer the prisoner.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
Of course, sir, you mustn't expect any coherent narrative, though she is circumstantial enough.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
Barbaro is very minute and circumstantial in his description of the manners, dress, food, &c. of the Georgians.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Butter it was; we remembered the taste, and there was the circumstantial evidence of our eyes.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
But Jack's story was so circumstantial that there was no room to suppose that he might be mistaken.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
Before his departure he had promised his half brothers a long and circumstantial account of what the trenches were really like.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
I used to think she was merely an invention, he was so circumstantial in his subtly shaded allusions.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
How simple and circumstantial is this story told by old Hudson, the renowned navigator!
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
My memory is circumstantial and unshaken.
"International Short Stories" by Various
It was a case of circumstantial evidence.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
There is certainly very grave circumstantial evidence against him.
"Dr. Rumsey's Patient" by L. T. Mead
Yet it would only be circumstantial evidence, for, of course, nobody could swear to separate pearls; and she might get off.
"The Honour of the Clintons" by Archibald Marshall
This is particularly true in view of the circumstantial detail with which it is recorded.
"The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California" by Sherburne F. Cook
It is all circumstantial.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In news:

Workers' Compensation — Intentional Tort — Circumstantial Evidence.
Anthrax Evidence Called Mostly Circumstantial .
Workers' Compensation — Intentional Tort — Circumstantial Evidence .
"Circumstantial evidence is not enough".
The evidence against Robert Dewey was circumstantial.
Ulcerative colitis has been suggested to be caused by infection and there is circumstantial evidence linking Escherichia coli with the condition.
In a sworn affidavit, Schenter, who declined to comment to the Weekly, claimed the latter, and circumstantial evidence backs him up.
Accused of first degree murder of her two year old daughter, Casey is facing a mountain of circumstantial evidence.
The circumstantial evidence all points to the Mossad, and the result is a diplomatic nightmare for the Jewish state.
But defense says case against U-M student is circumstantial.
Rockstar is being hush-hush about the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5, even as mounting circumstantial evidence points to a spring release.
"The one hold out was me, and, I was concerned about the hearsay evidence and circumstantial evidence, and I needed more time to think about it," Ron Supalo, juror, said.
A strand of hair consistent with that of David Hunt found on Riggins' sweater at the murder scene is among the circumstantial evidence "that points toward innocence ," Assistant Public Defender Ken Schaller said.
Circumstantial evidence is prompting District Court Judge Robert Hentchel to send Antonio Lewis to trial for the murder of Ivory Shaver III.
Much of it was circumstantial.
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In science:

This evidence is mostly circumstantial so far, since the deep pencil-beam surveys cover only very small (typically 50 sq. arcmin. or less) disjoint areas of the sky.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Evidence for the existence of M-theory is still only circumstantial— no complete background-independent formulation of the theory yet exists.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
At best, there is only circumstantial evidence for such a connection when r > 2.
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
However, there is important circumstantial support from numerical simulations of magnetic draping, which show that magnetic fields are amplified and more ordered in the wake of moving subhalos or bubbles (Ruszkowski et al. 2007; Asai et al. 2007; Dursi & Pfrommer 2008; O’Neill et al. 2009).
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
The fact that these quantitative results arise directly from the hypothesis of Vro t = ARα for the annular disc provides considerable circumstantial support for the hypothesis.
A refined Tully-Fisher relationship and a new scaling law for galaxy discs
There is good circumstantial evidence, and even stronger theoretical expectation that the jet power derives from close to the black hole.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Given the vagaries of small-number statistics, these estimates agree with each other, and with circumstantial evidence such as the estimated population of progenitor stars or the neutron-star formation rate.
Physics with Supernovae
Theoretical understanding will certainly have to play a crucial in converting the available circumstantial evidence into inescapable conclusions.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Circumstantial evidence, however, suggests that long-lived MBHBs may be rare: no smoking-gun detections of MBHBs have been reported (with the possible exception of OJ 287; see ), although a number of AGN have time-dependent features that have been provisionally attributed to MBHBs (Komossa, this volume).
The Final Parsec Problem
Some circumstantial evidence for supersymmetry may be provided by the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and by measurements of the electroweak mixing angle θW , in the framework of grand unified theories.
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Summary and Future Directions
Heavy ion collisions have been studied extensively in the past, most recently at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN, where experimenters announced circumstantial evidence for a new state of matter in 2000.
Theoretical Summary of Moriond 2004: QCD and Hadronic Interactions
Are there any dynamical circumstances that should preclude an object from being considered a planet in the circumstantial arena? As we did for increasing mass, we search for natural dynamical transition points, and find only three.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
It has become apparent during recent announcements of “images of exoplanets” ( that circumstantial arguments are causing some scientists to reject the objects’ planetary status.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Similarly, I don’t much care for circumstantial definitions. I view them as just that, and not related to a fundamental class of astrophysical object.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
When relying on this circumstantial evidence, it is obvious to assume that this process has to be (more) efficient also in metal-poor, low-mass stars (as a consequence of their thinner convective envelope).
Stellar Evolutionary Models: challenges from observations of stellar systems
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