- the text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning
- the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event
- In what did your attack on him happen? - We had a pretty tense relationship at the time, and when he insulted me I snapped.
Etymology: From contextus.
- French: contexte
- German: Kontext
- Italian: contesto
- Spanish: Contexto
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