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con•tex•tu•al•ism(kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlɪz əm)
any theory emphasizing the importance of context in examining or designing a work, as of literature or architecture.
con•tex′tu•al•ist, n., adj.
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a school of literary criticism that focuses on the work as an autonomous entity, whose meaning should be derived solely from an examination of the work itself. Cf. New Criticism. — contextualist, n., adj.See also: Criticism
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|Noun||1.||contextualism - any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms|
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