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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
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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
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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
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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
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context

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