Dictionary.com

contextual

[ kuhn-teks-choo-uhl ]
/ kənˈtɛks tʃu əl /
Save This Word!

adjective
of, relating to, or depending on the context.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of contextual

1805–15; <Latin contextu-, stem of contextuscontext + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM contextual

con·tex·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·con·tex·tu·al, adjectivenon·con·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contextual

contextual , contractual
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use contextual in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for contextual

contextual
/ (kənˈtɛkstjʊəl) /

adjective
relating to, dependent on, or using contextcontextual criticism of a book

Derived forms of contextual

contextually, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK