context, linguistic context, context of use(noun)
discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
context, circumstance, setting(noun)
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
"the historical context"
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.
The text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.
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.
The trama or flesh of a mushroom.
Origin: From contextus.
knit or woven together; close; firm
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
to knit or bind together; to unite closely
Origin: [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′tekst, n. the parts of a discourse or treatise which precede and follow a special passage and fix its true meaning.—adj. Context′ual—adv. Context′ually.—n. Context′ure, the interweaving of parts into a whole: the structure or system of anything: any interwoven fabric: the composition of a writing.—v.t. (Carlyle) to weave. [L. contextus, contexĕre—con, together, texĕre, textum, to weave.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1172
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1848
Rank popularity for the word 'context' in Nouns Frequency: #458
The numerical value of context in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of context in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But that's not something we're looking at right now in this context.
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context -- a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
You can’t look at it outside of the context of the stereotype that women with babies belong in the home and have no business trying to further their careers, to deny these requests puts women at a serious disadvantage.
Whatever meaning 'Annie's Song' had for me on a personal level, there was also a larger context. It could just as easily have been about love for a brother. Or a father. Or a friend. It could just as easily have been a prayer.
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Translations for context
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قرنية, حالة, سياقArabic
- ситуация, обстановка, контекстBulgarian
- Kontext, ZusammenhangGerman
- συμφραζόμενα, πλαίσιο, συμφραGreek
- contexto, marcoSpanish
- yhteys, konteksti, asiayhteysFinnish
- co-theacsaScottish Gaelic
- cohecks, co-lhaihManx
- kontextus, összefüggés, szövegkörnyezetHungarian
- 文脈, 状況, 前後関係Japanese
- 맥락, 脈絡, 짜임새, 바탕, 문맥, 文脈Korean
- sammenheng, kontekstNorwegian
- контекст, обстановка, ситуацияRussian
- sammanhang, kontextSwedish
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