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circumstantiality

[sur-kuh m-stan-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural circumstantialities for 2, 3.
1.
the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
2.
a circumstance; a detail.
3.
Psychiatry. a pattern of speech that seems to wander because of excessive detail but eventuallyreaches its goal idea.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; circumstantial + -ity
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circumstantiality in Medicine

circumstantiality cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ty (sûr'kəm-stān'shē-āl'ĭ-tē)
n.
A disturbance in the thought process by detail that is often tangential and irrelevant.

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