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EN[ˈkɒntɛkst] [ˈkɑːntɛkst]
WContext
  • Context may refer to:
  • Context (language use), the relevant constraints of the communicative situation that influence language use, language variation, and discourse summary
  • Archaeological context, an event in time which has been preserved in the archaeological record
  • Opaque context, linguistic context in which substitution of co-referential expressions does not preserve truth
  • Trama (mycology) (context or flesh), the mass of non-hymenial tissues that composes the mass of a fungal fruiting body

    Definition of context in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcontextsPREcon-
    1. The surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event or other occurrence.
      1. 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. (linguistics) The text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.
      1. (archaeology) 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.
        1. (mycology) The trama or flesh of a mushroom.
        2. VerbSGcontextsPRcontextingPT, PPcontexted
          1. OBS To knit or bind together; to unite closely.
          2. AdjectiveCOMmore contextSUPmost context
            1. OBS Knit or woven together; close; firm.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Here, we show vascular neoformation in a decellularized scaffold covering ischemic myocardium in the context of acute MI.
                • insist that my secretary dresses nicely. ‎ (I am defending her; see a similar example in the context below for comparison.)
                • So please, don’t ablesplain to me. Especially when you have no idea about the context of what bigotry you’re trying to justify.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Although runners tend to be characterized as either rearfoot, midfoot or forefoot strikers, it is likely that most use all three kinds of strikes but in different proportions and contexts.
                • We discuss the multiple convergent evolutions in ovariole number and the potential link between a reduction of ovariole number and troglobiomorphism in a phylogenetic context.
                • Sometimes it'll make a leitmotiv of a famous line like Thomas Wyatt's "They fle from me that sometyme did me seke," flashing the line again and again in different contexts.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                  Related Links:
                  1. en contexts
                  2. fr contexte
                  3. en contexted
                  4. fr contextes
                  5. en contexture
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of context for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "context" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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