Complete Definition of "context"

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English

Etymology
From L. contextus.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈkɒntɛkst/, SAMPA|/"kQntEkst/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈkɑntɛkst/, SAMPA|/"kAntEkst/

Noun
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  1. the text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning
  2. the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event

#:In what context did your attack on him happen? - We had a pretty tense relationship at the time, and when he insulted me I snapped.

Antonyms
isolation

Translations
trans-top|text in which a word appears
Czech: kontext
Finnish: konteksti, asiayhteys, yhteys
French: contexte m
German: Kontext m
Italian: contesto m
trans-mid
Korean: 문맥 (文脈, munmaek), 맥락 (脈絡, maekrak)
Norwegian: sammenheng m, kontekst m
Polish: kontekst m
Spanish: Contexto
Portuguese: contexto m
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trans-top|circumstances or settings
Finnish: asiayhteys, yhteys
German: Kontext m
Hebrew: הקשר (heqsher) m
Italian: contesto m
trans-mid
Korean: 맥락 (脈絡, maekrak), 짜임새 (jjaimsae), 바탕 (batang)
Polish: kontekst m
Portuguese: contexto m
Norwegian: sammenheng m, kontekst m
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Derived terms
context-dependent
context-free
context-sensitive
in context, cf. in isolation
keyword in context, KWIC
keyword out of context, KWOC
out of context
take out of context

Usage notes
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