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That which surrounds, and gives meaning to, something else.

<grammar> In a grammar it refers to the symbols before and after the symbol under consideration. If the syntax of a symbol is independent of its context, the grammar is said to be context-free.



a segment of a text or speech, relatively complete in thought, in which the sense and meaning of each of its words (phrases) or quoted expressions is set forth in the most concrete and exact way.

Outside of the context (“taken out of context”) in which a quotation is linked stylistically and semantically, it can take on another, even opposite, meaning. In literature the context deter-mines the concrete content, the expressiveness, and the stylistic nuances not only of individual words, phrases, and utterances but of the different artistic methods as well (including poetic figures and verse rhythms). The context also determines the stylistic choice of words (for example, A. Blok wrote a note about the character of Gaetan while he was working on his play The Rose and the Cross; “not eyes but orbs, not hair but curls, not mouth but lips”). Breaking the context destroys the artistic unity of a text and the artistic image itself (it is impossible, for example, to catch the irony of something outside of its context). Placing something out of context, however, is sometimes used for stylistic effects, as in the case of parody.


The current status, condition or mode of a system. See context aware and context sensitive help.
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2010a) in terms of the informative value of the context leading participants to pay attention to them, as the authors suggested, and in terms of participants learning a rule to solve the problem; and second, to try to evaluate whether the context exert its control through a configural or a hierarchical mechanism in this situation.
Both attackers could appear in one of two different positions within their respective areas on the context so that it would give the impression of movement to the participant.
This solution relies on the core IMS architecture for transferring the different context information to a context-aware server.
Summarizing these conflicting results, simple acquisition of conditioned taste aversion may or may not be context-specific, and the factors that lead to context specificity of conditioned taste aversion are all but clear in the literature.
MDE technologies help then to automate code generation concerning: (1) interactions with context management services and (2) runtime variations in the applications.
With few exceptions, the fact that context memory effects are reduced over extended retention intervals has been overlooked in research on human memory.
The context consists in whatever surrounds D and is relevant to its production and interpretation.
Moreover, if the university milieu as such does not provide for the practices endemic to a faith community, all sorts of groups will begin to vie for students' allegiance, as they sense the students' need for a nourishing context for integrating their studies into their young adult development.
We use the term metacognition here to refer to counselors' active incorporation of their own cultural frameworks, values, and worldview into the counseling process as an interaction rather than considering that counselors' cultural context should only inform specific steps or strategies of career interventions.
The foreground context layer is filled with a pedestrian walkway leading across the frame, while the middle-ground subject layer features another walkway leading toward us, along with the artisan herself, head lowered to watch each step as she makes her way in our direction.
The second objective of this study was to determine the conflict management contexts in which prospective school leaders need more training.
Thus it offered an apt context for Garafola's colorful essay on the Ballets Suedois, formed in 1920 by Swedish landowner Roll de Mare for his lover, Jean Borlin.