in linguistic or computer syntax, pertaining to an element whose value depends on the context in which it appears
The program offers context-sensitive help.
- Context-sensitive menu
operating system A menu which appears in response to a user action (typically a mouse click) and whose contents are determined by which application window was clicked or has the input focus. Most GUIs use a secondary mouse button (right or middle) to call up a context-sensitive menu as the primary mouse button is normally […]
- Context switch
operating system When a multitasking operating system stops running one process and starts running another. Many operating systems implement concurrency by maintaining separate environments or “contexts” for each process. The amount of separation between processes, and the amount of information in a context, depends on the operating system but generally the OS should prevent processes […]
[kuh n-teks-choo-uh l] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or depending on the . /kənˈtɛkstjʊəl/ adjective 1. relating to, dependent on, or using context: contextual criticism of a book adj. c.1820, from context on model of textual, etc. In philosophy, contextual definition is recorded from 1934, along with contextualization, contextualize. Related: Contextualized.
noun, Logic, Philosophy. 1. definition of a word or symbol by explaining the meaning of the phrase or statement in which it occurs.
[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing. 1. to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a , especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study. /kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context v. chiefly British English […]