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Noun - context (See: content)

  • 1. the text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning
  • 2. the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event

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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.

Antonym - isolation

Context may refer to:

  • ConTeXt, a macro package for the TeX typesetting system
  • ConTEXT, a Windows text editor
  • Context (language use), the relevant constraints of the communicative situation that influence language use, language variation and discourse
  • Context (computing), the virtual environment required to suspend a running software program
  • Context (convention), an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention in Columbus, Ohio
  • Archaeological context, an event in time which has been preserved in the archaeological record

Context may also be used for:

  • Context analysis, analysis of the environment in which a business operates
  • Context awareness, ability for computers to adjust to the natural environment
  • Context menu, usability improvement based on context awareness
  • Context mixing, a type of data compression algorithm
  • Context principle, philosophy of language
  • Context Sensitive Solutions, transportation
  • Context theory, theory of how environmental design and planning of new development should relate to its context
  • Contextualization, a translation approach that is not literal; predominately used in regards to Bible translations
  • Trama (context or flesh), the mass of non-hymenial tissues that composes the mass of a fungal fruiting body
  • Low context culture
  • High context culture