Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-stan"shē-al'i-tē), [key]
—pl. -ties 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.