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Meaning & Definition of Context in English

English

Context

/kɑntɛkst/

noun

1. Discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

    synonym:
  • context
  • ,
  • linguistic context
  • ,
  • context of use

2. The set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

  • "The historical context"
    synonym:
  • context
  • ,
  • circumstance
  • ,
  • setting

Examples of using

The context is the most important thing in a translation. A translator might forget a word, but if the context is clear enough to him, he could make himself understood with no problems, but if he gets an isolated sentence with no explanation, he might understand it ambiguously and he won't translate the real meaning from the original language. That's why you should always provide context when asking for a translator's help.
No context, no text.
Sentences bring context to the words. Sentences have personalities. They can be funny, smart, silly, insightful, touching, hurtful.