Definition of 'context'
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Cultural and historical context is important. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Does seeing him in this context help one understand him? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Setting biblical passages in their ancient context makes them come alive. READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally. (2001)The opposing images that we fashion change in meaning depending on context and period. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)We find meaning by understanding each passage within context of the whole. Christianity Today (2000)What the book cries out for is a broader cultural context. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Those questions can only be addressed by placing what happened in its proper historical context. DOT.CON (2001)Probably the most useful distinction in learning styles in the training context is between general and specific. Training with N.L.P. (1994)Critical social research admits that facts do not exist independently of their theoretical context. Critical Social Research (1990)It is a different context that makes it more interesting. The Sun (2013)The meaning and context of his comments are hotly contested. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This historical context is important in assessing the continuing influence of limited war thinking. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)It is in this context that more general global phenomena will be explored. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Does the misuse of the phrase matter if the context makes it obvious what the writer means? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is it possible that the winged lion has a particular meaning in this context? 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)But as with any religion there are those who take passages out of context. The Sun (2009)The first is an absence of historical context. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Any avoidance of normal food items can only really help in the context of a total health programme. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)This gave us a broader cultural context in which to understand the currents of thought in which they swam. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In this context, domestic policy no longer seems to matter much. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The league will help provide context for all Test matches. The Sun (2010)So there is a wider social and economic policy context and we shouldn't be embarrassed about saying that. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All of this must be seen in the context of the fact that she is affected with mosaic Turner syndrome. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'context'
British English: context /ˈkɒntɛkst/ NOUN
The context of an idea or event is the general situation in which it occurs.
This event must be seen in context.
- American English: context
- Arabic: سِيَاق
- Brazilian Portuguese: contexto
- Chinese: 背景
- Croatian: kontekst
- Czech: kontext
- Danish: sammenhæng
- Dutch: context
- European Spanish: contexto
- Finnish: asiayhteys
- French: contexte
- German: Zusammenhang
- Greek: γενικό πλαίσιο
- Italian: contesto
- Japanese: 状況
- Korean: 맥락
- Norwegian: sammenheng
- Polish: kontekst
- European Portuguese: contexto
- Romanian: context
- Russian: ситуация
- Spanish: contexto
- Swedish: sammanhang
- Thai: บริบท
- Turkish: içerik
- Ukrainian: контекст
- Vietnamese: bối cảnh
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