con·​tex·​ture | \ kən-ˈteks-chər How to pronounce contexture (audio) , ˈkän-ˌteks-, kän-ˈteks- \

Definition of contexture

1 : the act, process, or manner of weaving parts into a whole also : a structure so formed a contexture of lies

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the whole contexture of Las Vegas is focused on escapism
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Montaigne on Trial," 16 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of contexture

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for contexture

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

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The first known use of contexture was in 1603

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“Contexture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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