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context (n.)

early 15c., "a composition, a chronicle, the entire text of a writing," from Latin contextus "a joining together," originally past participle of contexere "to weave together," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + texere "to weave, to make" (from PIE root *teks- "to weave," also "to fabricate").

Meaning "the parts of a writing or discourse which precede or follow, and are directly connected with, some other part referred to or quoted" is from 1560s.

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Definitions of context

context (n.)
discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation;
Synonyms: linguistic context / context of use
context (n.)
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event;
the historical context
Synonyms: circumstance / setting
From wordnet.princeton.edu