stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist
(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)
2. The immunity exhibited by certain tumors and tissues from destruction by chemotherapeutic drugs: After taking the medication gemcitabine to treat the solid tumor for a number of years, Mrs. Tennison's doctor observed that the tumor had developed a chemoresistance to it.
2. A condition or fact that determines or must be considered in working out a course of action: Many people think that abortion should be allowed under certain circumstances.
3. The sum of determining factors beyond willful control: Jim couldn't do his homework due to the circumstance that there was a power failure during the night and he couldn't see well enough to do it.
4. A detail accompanying or surrounding an event; such as, in a narrative or series of events: In order to make his decision, Thomas had to consider each circumstance in turn in order not to make a mistake.
5. A formal display or ceremony: Very often the pomp and circumstance of a coronation is always shown on television.
6. A particular incident or occurrence: The circumstance of Jeffrey and Marjory getting married without inviting any guests really surprised their friends.
2. Relating to something of no primary significance; incidental; not essential: Because the evidence was so circumstantial and of no real importance, the case was postponed to a later date.
3. Pertaining to a complete amount of details: Mr. Hathaway wanted to have a circumstantial report regarding the debate between the two parties.
4. Pertaining to speech that is characterized by unnecessary details that impede rather than promote communication: Jack's discourse on the topic of gardening was so circumstantial that the listeners lost the complete essence or idea of what he was talking about!
2. In psychiatry: The pattern or structure of speech that wanders because of an extensive amount of detail: The circumstantiality of Russell's explanation about what he did the day before contained a lot of extra particulars and technicalities, but he finally came to an end and his sister understood what he was trying to communicate.
2. Regarding to how something is done according to the situation or scenario: Because of the evidence and proof presented, James was convicted circumstantially.
3. Concerning how a procedure is accomplished without advanced planning; accidentally; unexpectedly: While traveling in Europe they circumstantially met their next-door neighbor from their home town in California!
2. Etymology: from Latin coexistere, which came from co-, "together" + existere, "to live, to be present".
Additional medical information indicates that coniolymphstasis is caused by the stagnation, retardation, or cessation of the lymphs (tissue fluids) which results in the deceleration of the normally circulating fluids.
2. To be compatible in character and form; congruous: A wish can only be fulfilled only as long as it consists of a harmonious and accepted end.
3. To have an existence in something: The beauty of the vase consists in its simplicity and elegance.
4. To be embodied in something as a feature, quality, effect, or cause: In working on the farm during the summer, the wages consist of lodging and food.
2. The quality of obtaining a certain level of achievement which does not change much in caliber or standard over time: Mary was the only student who showed total consistency with attaining the best grades on her exams in her class.
3. The degree of thickness of a substance which holds something together: Because the consistency of the cookie dough was too thin, Lynn had to add more flour.
2. Concerning facts or ideas which are compatible or in keeping with each other: The present policies in the firm were not always consistent with what was expected of the workers.
3. Regarding a set of thoughts, views, or reasoning in which each part is harmonious and logical with the other parts: Jack's belief in keeping the environment clean certainly was not consistent with his actions because he threw his garbage out the car window!
2. Concerning how often an activity or condition occurs or happens; always; regularly: Charlotte's mother consistently forgets to take her house keys with her when she goes to work in the morning.
Ginny must sew consistently on her patchwork quilt or she will never get it completed!