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MORE ABOUT CONTEXT
What is context?
Context is a noun that means the parts of a statement that immediately precede or follow a specific section of the statement and help explain that section.
The context of a specific text clarifies the meaning of that text, as in When the politician was asked to apologize for lying, he claimed that he had been quoted out of context and that he wasn’t actually lying.
Context is also the conditions related to an event or situation that helps a person understand the event or situation. Conditions can include surroundings (where something took place), circumstances (what else was happening at the time), and background (such as events that happened before). For example, the context of a historical event, such as what else was happening at the time and how people understood their environment, can help us better understand the event itself.
One common expression that uses word context is context clues. Context clues are hints within a piece of writing that help us understand something unfamiliar, such as a word. For example, if you came across the word ethereal in a text, context clues could help you figure out that it means “delicate” and “beautiful.”
Another common expression that includes the word context is out of context. This expression is used to explain that the reason people understood a statement or text incorrectly was because the statement was removed from its surrounding text, which distorted its meaning.
Example: Understanding the historical and scientific contexts of the Romantic period are essential to understanding Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
Where does context come from?
The first records of the term context come from around the late 1300s to early 1400s. It comes from the Latin word contextus, meaning “a joining together, scheme, or structure.”
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What are some other forms of context?
- contextless (adjective)
- contextual (adjective)
- contexture (noun)
- contextomy (noun)
What are some synonyms for context?
What are some words that share a root or word element with context?
What are some words that often get used in discussing context?
How is context used in real life?
The word context is a fairly common word used to refer to conditions or situations that give meaning to an event or behavior. It’s also commonly used to refer to the words surrounding a specific word or words in a text that give the text its meaning.
The best feeling in language learning is when you learn a new word, and then immediately see it again in an unrelated context. And you think, ‘I would have had no idea what this word meant if I had seen it last week, but now I do. I’m learning!’
— Fingtam Languages (@fingtamLangs) January 15, 2021
I think my favorite part about tweeting is that you don’t have to provide any context. You just say.
— C (@Frm79th) January 17, 2021
Please read this thread if you are considering tweeting offensive or otherwise problematic things you believe are self-evidently “irony” or “sarcasm”
It will not work. It will not land. It will not matter years later when people see those tweets “out of context.”
This is why.
— Catherynne M. Valente (@catvalente) January 5, 2021
Try using context!
True or False?
The context of a situation is what results from the situation.
How to use context in a sentence
Learning is best when it is built around doing, and when the context is practical, allowing students to try their hand at solving problems even as they’re still learning.Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?|Walter Thompson|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s hard not to look at today’s announcement in the context of the overall challenges that Mozilla is going through.Mozilla shutters Firefox Send and Notes|Frederic Lardinois|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Unicef now plans to run a series of pilot programs with various partner countries to observe how practical and effective their guidelines are in different contexts.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The video above also provides the missing context from the clips.Trump’s most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video|Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Now, the spirit of the Bauhaus has been invoked once more, in the context of Europe’s grand plan to go green.Europe’s leaders want to create a ‘new Bauhaus’ as part of its Green Deal. But what does that even mean?|David Meyer|September 16, 2020|Fortune
In that context, Sotto Sotto was one of the all-out survivors.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot|Shinan Govani|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prevalence depends on context, and sometimes unique advantages outweigh the genetic costs.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I recognize my inability to truly understand these events in the same context or view these events through exactly the same prism.Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education|Campbell Brown|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just wanted to place it in the context of slates needing picture choices that throw off revenue to make the numbers work.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clearly the liberation of Gross took place in the context of what might be called a “grand bargain.”Obama Realizes What 10 Presidents Didn’t: Isolating Cuba Doesn’t Work|Christopher Dickey|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She held it while the trooper bent over the strange scrawl, and ran his eyes along it to learn the context.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
If the context makes an otherwise indefinite thing definite, it is sufficient.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The context in Chaucer does not seem to warrant the interpretation given by Tyrwhit.
I alter pleyneth in l. 2302 to pleyeth, to suit the context more closely.
The translator could think of no better word, because the context is jocular.