[kuh n-teks-choo-uh l]
- of, relating to, or depending on the context.
Origin of contextual
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- relating to, dependent on, or using contextcontextual criticism of a book
Word Origin and History for non-contextual
c.1820, from context on model of textual, etc. In philosophy, contextual definition is recorded from 1934, along with contextualization, contextualize. Related: Contextualized.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper