[ kon-tekst ]
/ ˈkɒn tɛkst /
the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context.
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
Mycology. the fleshy fibrous body of the pileus in mushrooms.
Words nearby context
Origin of context
OTHER WORDS FROM contextcon·text·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for contextless
/ (ˈkɒntɛkst) /
the parts of a piece of writing, speech, etc, that precede and follow a word or passage and contribute to its full meaningit is unfair to quote out of context
the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc
Word Origin for context
C15: from Latin contextus a putting together, from contexere to interweave, from com- together + texere to weave, braid
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