Meaning of CONTEXT in English


n. 1 the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning. 2 the circumstances relevant to something under consideration (must be seen in context). out of context without the surrounding words or circumstances and so not fully understandable. contextual adj. contextualize (also -ise). contextualization n. contextually adv.

[ ME f. L contextus (as COM-, texere text- weave) ]

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