[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-liz-uh m] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlɪz əm/

(in motion-picture criticism) the theory that all incidents in a film must be viewed in the social, political, and cultural context with which the film concerns itself and in which it was made.
Architecture. the aesthetic position that a building or the like should be designed for harmony or a meaningful relationship with other such elements already existing in its vicinity.

a doctrine emphasizing the application of ideas or the practicalness of certain concepts and beliefs; pragmatism
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  • Contextually

    [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.

  • Contextualize

    [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

  • Contexture

    [kuh n-teks-cher] /kənˈtɛks tʃər/ noun 1. the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; constitution; structure. 2. an interwoven structure; fabric. 3. the act of weaving together. 4. the process or manner of being woven together. /kənˈtɛkstʃə/ noun 1. the fact, process, or manner of weaving or of being woven together 2. the […]

  • Contg.

    1. containing. containing

  • Contiguity

    [kon-ti-gyoo-i-tee] /ˌkɒn tɪˈgyu ɪ ti/ noun, plural contiguities. 1. the state of being ; contact or proximity. 2. a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or extent. n. 1640s, from French contiguité from Latin contiguitas, from contiguus (see contiguous). contiguity con·ti·gu·i·ty (kŏn’tĭ-gyōō’ĭ-tē) n. The state of being contiguous.

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