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NOUN (1)

1. a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation;
- Example: "a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contextual definition n 1: a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation; "a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"