Share this entry

context
American English: /ˈkɑntɛkst/
British English: /ˈkɒntɛkst/

Translation of context in Spanish:

noun

uncountable or countable
  • 1 (Linguistics) out of context in context, it could even mean 'hostility'
    según el contexto, incluso podría significar 'hostilidad'
    Example sentences
    • I like visiting the websites and see the words in their original context and formatting.
    • The conceptualizations associated with a word will tend to vary somewhat according to the contexts in which the word is used.
    • It also results in the legitimate public use of words that in other contexts are regarded as slang.
  • 2 (situation, background)
    Example sentences
    • I think if you can understand your contexts then you have power to use this to help yourself.
    • It takes long to explain our context so you can understand the impact of such thing in our culture.
    • This is down to his determination to place current events in a historical context.

Definition of context in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: