acontextual

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

Definition of acontextual

: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. ChudacoffThe Age of the Bachelor1999

acontextuality

play \ˌā-kän-ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ 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 McKennaMondaq Business Briefing29 Apr. 2005

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