Essential Meaning of context
1 : the words that are used with a certain word or phrase and that help to explain its meaning To really know a word, you must be able to use it in context. [=in a sentence with other words]
2 : the situation in which something happens : the group of conditions that exist where and when something happens We need to look at the event within the larger/broader context of world history. The book puts these events in their proper historical and social contexts. We need to consider these events in context.
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