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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun context:


The word context and its family (contexts, contextual, contextualise, contextualised, contextualising, uncontextualised) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun context

What does context mean as a name of something?

Context is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: contexts

  1. discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  2. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    • example: the historical context
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of context: circumstance / setting
    • more generic word: environment = the totality of surrounding conditions
    • more specific words:
      • conditions = the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
      • conditions = the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process

Alternative definition of the noun context


  1. [linguistics] the text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning
  2. the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings which determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event
  3. [archaeology] The surroundings and environment in which an artifact is found and which may provide important clues about the artifact's function and/or cultural meaning.


context is a record label.


Context is a musical group.

  • members:
  • album: "Phantom Orchestra / Sleep Paralysis"


  1. "Context" is a book published in 2001 that was written by John Meaney.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Context" is a book by Linda Beech.


"Context" a.k.a. "[context]" is a musical album of Thought Guild.

  • released in (13 years ago)


  1. ConTeXt is a general-purpose document processor. It is especially suited for structured documents, automated document production, very fine typography, and multi-lingual typesetting. It is based in part on the TeX typesetting system, and uses a document markup language for manuscript preparation. The typographical and automated capabilities of ConTeXt are extensive, including interfaces for handling microtypography, multiple footnotes and footnote classes, and manipulating OpenType fonts and features. Moreover, it offers extensive support for colors, backgrounds, hyperlinks, presentations, figure-text integration, and conditional compilation. It gives the user extensive control over formatting while making it easy to create new layouts and styles without learning the low-level TeX macro language.
  2. ConTEXT is a text editor for Microsoft Windows.
  3. Context: In computer science, a task context is the minimal set of data used by this task that must be saved to allow a task interruption at a given date, and a continuation of this task at the point it has been interrupted and at an arbitrary future date. The concept of context assumes significance in the case of interruptible tasks, wherein upon being interrupted the processor saves the context and proceeds to serve the Interrupt service routine. Thus, the smaller the context is, the smaller the latency is.
  4. context: Any information that describes the environment in which the Content was created or that affect its intended meaning. Examples: Creator name, date of creation (Inspect Framework Report, 2009.

Phrases with ConTeXt

Phrases starting with the word ConTeXt:

  1. Context menu
  2. Context-Free
  3. context of use
  4. Context-Sensitive
  5. Context-free grammar

Phrases ending with the word ConTeXt:

  1. Out of Context
  2. Out-of-Context
  3. linguistic context
  4. Take Out of Context

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for ConTeXt

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Google previewElements of Biblical Exegesis (2008)

A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers by Michael J. Gorman

The nearer, or immediate, context is that which directly precedes and follows the passage.

Google previewInformation Computing and Applications (2012)

Third International Conference, ICICA 2012, Chengde, China, September 14-16, 2012, Revised Selected Papers by Baoxiang Liu, Maode Ma, Jincai Chang

A formal event context is a complete lattice formal context. Prove: According to property 1, the value domains of Δ, Θ, Τ, ξ are all complete lattice value domains, so the product of them is also complete lattice value domain, the formal event ...

Google previewModeling and Using Context (2013)

8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2013, Annecy, France, October 28 - 31, 2013, Proceedings by Patrick Brézillon, Patrick Blackburn, Richard Dapoigny

The context is the set circumstances that surround an event or object as reminded by [1].

Introduction Context is a concept used in many fields such as psychology, communication, artificial intelligence,

Google previewTextpattern Solutions (2008)

PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy by Cody Lindley, Kevin Potts, Robert Sable, Roderick Smith, Mary Fredborg

Its context is a comment type form. Attributes None. Examples See Chapters 10 and 15. <txp:comment_message_input /> Description Comment form message input ...

Google previewFoundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2005)

by Amy Wagenfeld, Jennifer Kaldenberg

A context refers to multifaceted situations affecting function that may be externally or internally oriented and involve both human and nonhuman aspects of a person's life (AOTA, 2002). Contexts may also encompass time and space ...

Google previewAdvances in Wireless, Mobile Networks and Applications (2011)

International Conferences, WiMoA 2011 and ICCSEA 2011, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25-27, 2011. Proceedings by Salah S. Al-Majeed, Chih-Lin Hu, Dhinaharan Nagamalai

A simple firstorder context is the graph P|| such that the content 0 of b is replaced with a hole “//”.

Google previewLeading the Virtual Workforce (2009)

How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century by Karen Sobel Lojeski

Context is a critical element in understanding and interpreting information as well as individual behavior and it is an...

Google previewUniversal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy (2012)

Design for the Ages by Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch

The organizational context refers to the policies, procedures, safety and security, economics, and resources that create an enabling and productive workplace. The social context refers to the workplace culture and attitudes of employers and ...

Google previewMale Femaling (2002)

A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-dressing and Sex-changing by Richard Ekins

An awareness context is a social structural unit (Glaser and Strauss 1967a:54) within which social interaction takes place and within which social processes are played out. It has been developed in a number of works by Glaser and Strauss ...

Google previewAngularJS Deployment Essentials (2015)

by Zachariah Moreno

Context is the king because the ability to provide the most relevant information at the right time and place (context) is a more positive experience for your user. These concerns, if left unaddressed, would always give an unfair advantage to ...

Google previewWindows 2000 Essential Reference (2000)

by Steven Tate

Naming Contexts and Replication The naming context is the boundary ot replication. Domain Controllers in the same namespace receive the same Domain information. It is a portion of the LDAP namespace (the portion a Domain Controller is ...

Google previewEmotion and the Arts (1997)

by Mette Hjort, Sue Laver

One such context is that of fiction, whether literary, dramatic, or cinematic: emotions appear to be had not only for the work itself, but for the fictional characters or situations represented therein, even though these are understood not to exist.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking (2005)

by Pagani, Margherita

Context awareness has great potential for creating new service modes and improving service quality in m-commerce. To develop and implement successful context-aware applications in m-commerce, it is critical to understand the concept of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Communication (2008)

by Lynda Lee Kaid, Christina Holtz-Bacha

While individualism/collectivism defines broad differences between cultures, Hall's high/low context notion focuses on cultural differences on the basis of communication processes. Although some scholars have argued that all the cultures ...

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Quotes about ConTeXt

A diamond shines when set in an ornament.
Taken out of it, its luster fails to impress.
Quotes read in the context get full value.
Jokes are humorous read with the context.
12.03.2009 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1T1E1X8T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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