context context  /ˈkɑn tɛkst/


  1. (n) discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  2. (n) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event


  1. Judge Alito's detractors are ignoring the context and content of two memos he wrote when he was a junior lawyer in the office of the solicitor general.
  2. The back-and-forth of this establishes a context.
  3. To find a picture shorn of context, it would be important to pick a photograph thats sufficiently removed for me in time and context a photograph preternaturally unfamiliar.


  1. 9 Ways to Negotiate the Salary You Want

    Money can be a highly sensitive topic to discuss in any context, but even more so during the interview process. With a quality job on the line, you may hesitate to press a hard bargain for the salary you want.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  2. BeyondTrust Extends Vulnerability Management Across Operational Silos with Newest Version of Retina CS

    BeyondTrust, the security industry’s only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today announced the release of Retina CS 4.5. With this release, the Retina CS platform continues to extend BeyondTrust’s leadership in risk identification and prioritization.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Cisco looks to standardize context-aware security

    Cisco is looking to standardize a framework it developed for integrating disparate security products from multiple vendors. The framework is called the Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) and it allows third-party developers of security applications to add capabilities to Cisco's Identity Services Engine (ISE). ISE is designed to provide policy-based, context-aware security for Cisco networks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Network World


  1. In a statement released on Monday, Leibovitz says, "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted. Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Annie Leibovitz Source:

  2. "Those were taken out of context and that's cruel," Palin said. "It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: CNN

  3. Gates wrote, "I am concerned that the department has grown lax in how we engage with the media. We have far too many people talking to the media outside of channels, sometimes providing information which is simply incorrect, out of proper context,...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source:

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