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English definition of “context”

context

noun [C] (CAUSE OF EVENT)    /ˈkɒn.tekst/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 the situation within which something exists or happens , and that can help explain it: It is important to see all the fighting and bloodshed in his plays in historical context. This small battle is very important in the context of Scottish history .Linking and relatingRegarding and concerningRegarding and concerningLinking and relating
(Definition of context noun (CAUSE OF EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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