con·​tex·​ture kən-ˈteks-chər How to pronounce contexture (audio)
: the act, process, or manner of weaving parts into a whole
also : a structure so formed
a contexture of lies

Examples of contexture in a Sentence

the whole contexture of Las Vegas is focused on escapism
Recent Examples on the Web The contexture of a surface – just to name a few. Philipp Sandner, Forbes, 6 July 2021 We are all framed of flaps and patches, and of so shapeless and diverse a contexture, that every piece and every moment playeth his part. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2017

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Word History


borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, derivative of contexte context, with -ure after texture texture entry 1

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of contexture was in 1603

Dictionary Entries Near contexture

Cite this Entry

“Contexture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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