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English noun: context

1. context (communication) discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation


Synonymscontext of use, linguistic context


Broader (hypernym)discourse

2. context (state) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event


SamplesThe historical context.


Synonymscircumstance, setting


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)conditions, conditions









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