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con·text

 (kŏn′tĕkst′)
n.
1. The part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning.
2. The circumstances in which an event occurs; a setting.

[Middle English, composition, from Latin contextus, from past participle of contexere, to join together : com-, com- + texere, to weave; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

context

(ˈkɒntɛkst)
n
1. the parts of a piece of writing, speech, etc, that precede and follow a word or passage and contribute to its full meaning: it is unfair to quote out of context.
2. the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc
[C15: from Latin contextus a putting together, from contexere to interweave, from com- together + texere to weave, braid]

con•text

(ˈkɒn tɛkst)

n.
1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specified word or passage and can influence its meaning or effect.
2. the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
[1375–1425; < Latin contextus a joining together, scheme, structure <contex(ere) to join by weaving <con- con- + texere to plait, weave compare text]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.context - discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
discourse - extended verbal expression in speech or writing
2.context - the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
conditions - the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare; "hazardous working conditions"; "harsh living conditions"
conditions - the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process; "there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

context

noun
1. circumstances, times, conditions, situation, ambience the historical context in which Chaucer wrote
2. frame of reference, background, framework, relation, connection Without a context, I would have assume it was written by a man.
Translations
سِيَاقسِياق، مَجرى الكَلام
kontext
sammenhæng
asiayhteyskontekstiyhteys
kontekst
szövegösszefüggés
samhengi
状況
맥락
kontekstas
konteksts
kontext
sobesedilo
sammanhang
บริบท
bối cảnh

context

[ˈkɒntekst] Ncontexto m
in/out of contexten/fuera de contexto
we must see this in contexttenemos que ver esto en su contexto
to put sth in contextponer algo en su contexto
it was taken out of contextfue sacado de su contexto

context

[ˈkɒntɛkst] ncontexte m
in context → dans le contexte
to see sth in context → voir qch dans son contexte
in the context of sth → dans le contexte de qch
to put sth into context, to put sth in context → replacer qch dans son contexte
out of context → hors contexte
to quote sth out of context → sortir qch de son contexte
to quote sb out of context → sortir les paroles de qn de leur contexte

context

nZusammenhang m, → Kontext m (geh); (taken) out of contextaus dem Zusammenhang or Kontext (geh)gerissen; in the broader European contextim weiteren europäischen Zusammenhang or Kontext (geh)or Rahmen; in this contextin diesem Zusammenhang; in an office contextim Rahmen eines Büros

context

[ˈkɒntɛkst] ncontesto
in/out of context → nel/fuori dal contesto

context

(ˈkontekst) noun
the parts directly before or after a word or phrase (written or spoken) which affect its meaning. This statement, taken out of its context, gives a wrong impression of the speaker's opinions.

context

سِيَاق kontext sammenhæng Zusammenhang γενικό πλαίσιο contexto asiayhteys contexte kontekst contesto 状況 맥락 context sammenheng kontekst contexto ситуация sammanhang บริบท içerik bối cảnh 背景
References in classic literature ?
And taken with the context, this is full of meaning.
Latin from the books of the Laws of England, which taken along with the context, means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.
we should be obliged to reply, "Nobody can tell what it spells when you set if off by itself; you can only tell by referring to the context and finding out what it signifies--whether it is a thing to shoot arrows with, or a nod of one's head, or the forward end of a boat.
But I was sorely put out by the absence of all else - of the body to my imagined instrument - of the text for my context.
It was too strange and too mocking to be real; it was like a page torn out of a romance, with no context in his own experience.
The context convinces me, however, that you have sinned rather through ignorance and tactlessness than through malice, so I am content to pass the matter by.
Sweet, with boundless contempt for my stupidity, would reply that it not only meant but obviously was the word Result, as no other Word containing that sound, and capable of making sense with the context, existed in any language spoken on earth.
The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.
So it was, more by tone and emphasis and context of situation than by anything else, that Jerry came hazily to identify himself with names such as: Dog, Mister Dog, Adventurer, Strong Useful One, Sing Song Silly, Noname, and Quivering Love-Heart.
They twisted his words and phrases away from the context, and turned his subdued and controlled remarks into a howling anarchistic speech.
And there is nothing in the context to show that Hesiod's Amphidamas is to be identified with that Amphidamas whom Plutarch alone connects with the Lelantine War: the name may have been borne by an earlier Chalcidian, an ancestor, perhaps, of the person to whom Plutarch refers.
You can't quote that without its context, you know.