|Origin:||contextus 'connection of words', from contexere 'to weave together', from com- ( COM-) + texere 'to weave'|
Related topics: Linguistics
con‧text S3 W1 [uncountable and countable]
the situation, events, or information that are related to something and that help you to understand it
political/social/historical etc context
the political context of the election
place/put/see etc something in context
To appreciate what these changes will mean, it is necessary to look at them in context.
the words that come just before and after a word or sentence and that help you understand its meaning:
The meaning of 'mad' depends on its context.
to repeat part of what someone has said or written without describing the situation in which it was said, so that it means something quite different:
His comments, taken out of context, seem harsh.