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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  According  to  all  the  light  that  the  contexts  afford. 
  --Sharp. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Context  \Con*text"\,  v.  t. 
  To  knit  or  bind  together;  to  unite  closely.  [Obs.]  --Feltham. 
 
  The  whole  world's  frame,  which  is  contexted  only  by 
  commerce  and  contracts.  --R.  Junius. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  The  coats,  without  are  context  and  callous.  --Derham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  context 
  n  1:  discourse  that  surrounds  a  language  unit  and  helps  to 
  determine  its  interpretation  [syn:  {linguistic  context}, 
  {context  of  use}] 
  2:  the  set  of  facts  or  circumstances  that  surround  a  situation 
  or  event;  "the  historical  context"  [syn:  {circumstance}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  context 
 
  That  which  surrounds,  and  gives  meaning  to  something  else. 
 
    In  a  {grammar}  it  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  said  to 
  be  {context-free}. 
 
 




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