circumstantiality


cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ty

noun \ˌsər-kəm-ˌstan-chē-ˈal-ət-ē\
plural cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ties

Definition of CIRCUMSTANTIALITY

: a conversational pattern (as in some manic states) exhibiting excessive attention to irrelevant and digressive details

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