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Circumstance vs. Situation

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Circumstancenoun

That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.

Situationnoun

The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.

‘The Botanical Gardens are in a delightful situation on the river bank.’;

Circumstancenoun

An event; a fact; a particular incident.

Situationnoun

The place in which something is situated; a location.

Circumstancenoun

Circumlocution; detail.

Situationnoun

Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

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Circumstancenoun

Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.

Situationnoun

The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

‘The United States is in an awkward situation with debt default looming.’;

Circumstanceverb

To place in a particular situation, especially with regard to money or other resources.

Situationnoun

A position of employment; a post.

Circumstancenoun

That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.

‘The circumstances are well known in the country where they happened.’;

Situationnoun

A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

‘Boss, we've got a situation here...’;

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Circumstancenoun

An event; a fact; a particular incident.

‘The sculptor had in his thoughts the conqueror weeping for new worlds, or the like circumstances in history.’;

Situationnoun

Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Circumstancenoun

Circumlocution; detail.

‘So without more circumstance at allI hold it fit that we shake hands and part.’;

Situationnoun

Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

‘A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.’;

Circumstancenoun

Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.

‘When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.’;

Situationnoun

Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

‘There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!’;

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Circumstanceverb

To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.

‘The poet took the matters of fact as they came down to him and circumstanced them, after his own manner.’;

Situationnoun

Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

Circumstancenoun

a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

Situationnoun

the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time;

‘the present international situation is dangerous’; ‘wondered how such a state of affairs had come about’; ‘eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation’;

Circumstancenoun

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event;

‘the historical context’;

Situationnoun

a condition or position in which you find yourself;

‘the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils’; ‘found herself in a very fortunate situation’;

Circumstancenoun

information that should be kept in mind when making a decision;

‘another consideration is the time it would take’;

Situationnoun

a complex or critical or unusual difficulty;

‘the dangerous situation developed suddenly’; ‘that's quite a situation’; ‘no human situation is simple’;

Circumstancenoun

formal ceremony about important occasions;

‘pomp and circumstance’;

Situationnoun

physical position in relation to the surroundings;

‘the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides’;

Situationnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

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