in context

Definition of in context

  1. 1 :  in a sentence with other words To really know a word, you must be able to use it in context.

  2. 2 :  while thinking about the group of conditions that exist where and when something happens We need to consider these events in context.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning

    :  the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs :  environment, setting

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