Definitions for contextˈkɒn tɛkst

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  1. context, linguistic context, context of use(noun)

    discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

  2. context, circumstance, setting(noun)

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

    "the historical context"

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  1. context(Noun)

    The surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event or other occurrence.

    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.

  2. context(Noun)

    The text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.

  3. context(Noun)

    The surroundings and environment in which an artifact is found and which may provide important clues about the artifact's function and/or cultural meaning.

  4. context(Noun)

    The trama or flesh of a mushroom.

  5. Origin: From contextus.

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  1. Context(adj)

    knit or woven together; close; firm

  2. Context(noun)

    the part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning

  3. Context(verb)

    to knit or bind together; to unite closely

  4. Origin: [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]

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  1. ConTeXt

    ConTeXt is a general-purpose document processor. It is especially suited for structured documents, automated document production, very fine typography, and multi-lingual typesetting. It is based in part on the TeX typesetting system, and uses a document markup language for manuscript preparation. The typographical and automated capabilities of ConTeXt are extensive, including interfaces for handling microtypography, multiple footnotes and footnote classes, and manipulating OpenType fonts and features. Moreover, it offers extensive support for colors, backgrounds, hyperlinks, presentations, figure-text integration, and conditional compilation. It gives the user extensive control over formatting while making it easy to create new layouts and styles without learning the low-level TeX macro language. ConTeXt may be compared and contrasted with LaTeX, but the primary thrust of the two are rather distinct. ConTeXt from the ground up is a typography and typesetting system meant to provide users easy and consistent access to advanced typographical control—important for general-purpose typesetting tasks. The original vision of LaTeX is to insulate the user from typographical decisions—a useful approach for submitting, say, articles for a scientific journal. LaTeX has evolved from that original vision; at the same time, ConTeXt’s unified design avoids the package clashes that can happen with LaTeX.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1172

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1848

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Nouns Frequency: #458


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