What does context mean?

Definitions for context
ˈkɒn tɛkstcon·text

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. context, linguistic context, context of usenoun

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

  2. context, circumstance, settingnoun

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

    "the historical context"

Wiktionary

  1. contextnoun

    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. contextnoun

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

  3. contextnoun

    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. contextnoun

    The trama or flesh of a mushroom.

  5. Etymology: From contextus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contextadjective

    knit or woven together; close; firm

  2. Contextnoun

    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. Contextverb

    to knit or bind together; to unite closely

  4. 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

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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. Signs:

    Tracy I swore 37 times in the last month. I said the 'f-word' a couple of times, but it was mostly 'shit's and 'bastard's. Is 'douche bag' a curse Graham I suppose it would depend on the context. Tracy How about John you're a douche bag for kissing Barbara Graham It's a curse. Tracy Oh, well then it's not 37 times it's 71 times.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To face evil is not a problematic way; however, recognizing it whenever one lives and breathes, amongst the fake angels, becomes the intricate and radical context of reality.

  3. Sven Harmeling:

    This debate about (lowering the goal to) 1.5 degrees is very crucial in the context of loss and damage.

  4. Jamal Greene:

    Hate speech is an especially difficult area, it’s not that easy ... for an algorithm to get the context of.

  5. Ian Brzezinski:

    He was saying if North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not up to this challenge, we have to think of other security arrangements, what a powerful challenge to the relevance of North Atlantic Treaty Organization in this day and age. That sets the context for...( the) summit meeting.

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