acontextual

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adjective acon·tex·tu·al \ˌā-kän-ˈteks-chə-wəl, -kən-, -chəl, -chü-əl\

Definition of acontextual

  1. :  not occurring in, relating to, determined by, or conforming to a particular context … identifies the contrasting acontextual self, in which the individual stands apart from family relationships and pursues her or his individual needs and desires with maximum independence. — Howard P. Chudacoff, The Age of the Bachelor, 1999

acontextuality

\ˌā-kän-ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ play noun

acontextually

adverb It also follows that where a patentee has used a word or phrase which, acontextually, might have a particular meaning (narrow or wide) it does not necessarily have the meaning in context. — Cameron McKenna, Mondaq Business Briefing, 29 Apr. 2005

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Origin and Etymology of acontextual

2a- + contextual


First Known Use: 1976


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