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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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