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[kon-tekst] /ˈkɒn tɛkst/

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.
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
Mycology. the fleshy fibrous body of the pileus in mushrooms.
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
the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc

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).


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