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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation;
[syn: context, linguistic context, context of use]

2. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event;
- Example: "the historical context"
[syn: context, circumstance, setting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Context \Con*text"\, a. [L. contextus, p. p. of contexere to weave, to unite; con- + texere to weave. See Text.] Knit or woven together; close; firm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The coats, without, are context and callous. --Derham. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Context \Con"text\, n. [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .] The part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning. [1913 Webster] According to all the light that the contexts afford. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Context \Con*text"\, v. t. To knit or bind together; to unite closely. [Obs.] --Feltham. [1913 Webster] The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by commerce and contracts. --R. Junius. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

context n 1: discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation [syn: context, linguistic context, context of use] 2: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context" [syn: context, circumstance, setting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "context": alentours, ambiance, ambience, ambit, background, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, existing conditions, frame of reference, framework, full particulars, gestalt, habitat, ins and outs, milieu, neighborhood, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts, purlieus, set of conditions, setting, situation, status quo, structure, suburbs, surround, surroundings, total environment, total situation, vicinage, vicinity, whole picture
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

context In a grammar, context refers to the symbols before and after the symbol under consideration. If the syntax of a symbol is independent of its context, the grammar is a context-free grammar. (2014-11-24)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONTEXT. The general series or composition of a law, contract, covenant, or agreement. 2. When, there is any obscurity in the words of an agreement or law, the context must be considered in its construction, for it must be performed according to the intention of its framers. 2 Cowen, 781,; 3 Miss. 447 1 Harringt. 154; 6 John. 43; 5 Gill & John. 239; 3 B. & P. 565; 8 East, 80 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 S. & R. 609 See Construction; Interpretation.