- An example of something circumstantial is evidence that was found at a crime scene; but, it doesn’t prove a person is guilty.
- An example of something circumstantial is a detailed hourly report of a day kept in a journal.
The definition of circumstantial is something that is less important, or something with a full account of details.
- having to do with, or depending on, circumstances
- not of primary importance; incidental
- full or complete in detail
- full of pomp or display; ceremonial
- Of, relating to, or dependent on circumstances.
- Of no primary significance; incidental.
- Complete and particular; full of detail: a circumstantial report about the debate.
- Full of ceremonial display.
(comparative more circumstantial, superlative most circumstantial)
From Latin circumstantia + -al.