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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation; The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event.

Usage examples (35)
  • What happens when two people talk? That is really the basic question here, because, that's the basic context in which all persuasion takes place.
  • The historical context
  • Let's put this simple plan in context: is it worth doing?
  • Egocentric, in context, is usually not an accusation, but an observation. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You would not understand about this "contest" (a competition) unless you knew the "context" (the conditions or environments that surround an event) in which it developed.
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