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 (kən-tĕks′chər, kŏn′tĕks′-)
1. The act of weaving or assembling parts into a whole.
2. An arrangement of interconnected parts; a structure.

con·tex′tur·al adj.


1. the fact, process, or manner of weaving or of being woven together
2. the arrangement of assembled parts; structure
3. an interwoven structure; fabric
conˈtextural adj


(kənˈtɛks tʃər)

1. the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; structure.
2. an interwoven structure; fabric.
3. the act or process of weaving or being woven together.
[1595–1605; < French]
con•tex′tur•al, adj.
con•tex′tured, adj.
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A distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure:
References in classic literature ?
I present it to you, not that you may kiss it, but that you may observe the contexture of the sinews, the close network of the muscles, the breadth and capacity of the veins, whence you may infer what must be the strength of the arm that has such a hand.
He further said, 'To a certain extent, the environmental spirits have been replaced by saints, and the indigenous prayers, by the Christian prayers but the underlying concepts remain intact in that the imperatives of local beliefs and practices still provide the people with proper ritual contexture of economic propositions in seeking the goodwill and assistance of the supernatural.
Indeed, it forces us to raise the very question of context, or contexture, through the perplexing bearing of the "Hymn" on the Symposium, and vice versa.
The immune contexture in human tumours: impact on clinical outcome.
And of course, as Montaigne points out, we are quite capable of speculating regarding matters that have no basis in reality: our reason is "capable of filling out a hundred other worlds and finding their principles and contexture," and "builds as well on emptiness as on fullness, and with inanity as with matter.
Here, as in Underground, the lack of proper names underscores the fundamentally global contexture of the text.
He, for the first time, used fractal term for irregular contextures pictures description like mountains contexture in 1975 year [8].
Several centuries ago, Montaigne (1580/1603) demonstrated a striking insight into human nature when he said, "We are all framed of flaps and patches, and of so shapeless and diverse a contexture, that every piece, and every moment playeth his part.
And previous to this Consideration, we must premise that as the frame and order of the greater world was not digested into that comely and usefull Constitution that is still observed by Chance or Casualty (h) (26) so neither did the frame and texture of the lesser world, Man, come together by Casualty (i) or Chance but by the most high Wisdom of the most wise God, And as thus the contexture of the human Nature was the Contrivance of the most soveraigne (j) wise & intelligent /fol.
The insight of Jalcobson (derived from Saussure) was necessary to grasp analytically what makes the former type (and not the latter) agree with Ibn al-Athir's significant technical definition of kinaya: they all involve combination and contexture, and not selection and substitution which void the conjunctive criterion.
Unlike in dogs and humans, the murine model has no osteonal contexture, for example, a harversian canal; that is mean.
Luhmann's premise that every contexture operates on a binary logic, whereas a co-existence of contextures or systems could only be grasped with the help of a multi-valued logic, is based on Gotthard Gunther, Life as Poly-Contexturality, in 2 BEITRAGE ZUR GRUNDLEGUNG EINER OPERATIONSFAHIGEN DIALEKTIK 273 (Felix Meiner ed.