What does context mean?

Definitions for context
ˈkɒn tɛkstcon·text

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From contextus.

  2. context(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From contextus.

  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.

    Etymology: From contextus.

  4. context(Noun)

    The trama or flesh of a mushroom.

    Etymology: From contextus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Context(adj)

    knit or woven together; close; firm

    Etymology: [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]

  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

    Etymology: [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]

  3. Context(verb)

    to knit or bind together; to unite closely

    Etymology: [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Context

    kon′tekst, n. the parts of a discourse or treatise which precede and follow a special passage and fix its true meaning.—adj. Context′ualadv. 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, contexĕrecon, together, texĕre, textum, to weave.]

Editors Contribution

  1. context

    An intuitive feeling, knowing and understanding of the expression of a language that contributes to the interpretation of the expression.

    When we read a sentence we know intuitively the intent and context of the expression.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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

How to pronounce context?

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How to say context in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of context in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of context in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of context in a Sentence

  1. Judge Phineas Mojapelo:

    We hold view that in the context of this case, class action is the only realistic option through which most mine workers can assert their claims effectively against the mining companies.

  2. Patrick Hamilton:

    But now with the problems of electricity and with the damage being sustained by them as a result of the conflict, there is the risk from here on that these big networks do begin to fail on a permanent basis, on an irreparable basis, and over the next two years we will begin to see in cities like Aleppo potentially the rise of these big health epidemics that we haven't seen in this context until now - typhoid, cholera and so on.

  3. Jose Velasco:

    The video alone is horrific and inflammatory, anybody who looks at that video without context would have concerns, because it looks terrible.

  4. Mr Paterson:

    This is a complex investigation making an assessment of many aspects of evidence and I anticipate that assessment will take some time before we can make decisions in context of charges.

  5. Chief Executive Michael Sabia:

    In this context, the quality of the assets in our portfolio allowed us to deliver solid results, confirming the soundness of our strategy. While not immunizing our portfolio against market movements, our strategy makes it more resilient in turbulent times.

Images & Illustrations of context

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