Context



[kon-tekst] /ˈkɒn tɛkst/

noun
1.
the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect:
You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context.
2.
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
3.
Mycology. the fleshy fibrous body of the pileus in mushrooms.
/ˈkɒntɛkst/
noun
1.
the parts of a piece of writing, speech, etc, that precede and follow a word or passage and contribute to its full meaning: it is unfair to quote out of context
2.
the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc
n.

early 15c., from Latin contextus “a joining together,” originally past participle of contexere “to weave together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + texere “to weave” (see texture).

That which surrounds, and gives meaning to, something else. grammar
In a grammar it refers to the symbols before and after the symbol under consideration. If the syntax of a symbol is independent of its context, the grammar is said to be context-free.

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  • Context-free

    Said of a grammar where the syntax of each constituent is independent of the symbols occuring before and after it in a sentence. Parsers for such grammars are simpler than those for context-dependent grammars because the parser need only know the current symbol.

  • Contextless

    [kon-tekst] /ˈkɒn tɛkst/ noun 1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context. 2. the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc. 3. […]



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