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 for Context
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Context \Con*text"\, a. [L. contextus, p. p. of contexere to
     weave, to unite; con- + texere to weave. See Text.]
     Knit or woven together; close; firm. [Obs.]
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           The coats, without, are context and callous. --Derham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Context \Con"text\, n. [L. contextus; cf. F. contexte .]
     The part or parts of something written or printed, as of
     Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence,
     or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light
     upon its meaning.
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           According to all the light that the contexts afford.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Context \Con*text"\, v. t.
     To knit or bind together; to unite closely. [Obs.] --Feltham.
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           The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by
           commerce and contracts.                  --R. Junius.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to
           determine its interpretation [syn: context, linguistic
           context, context of use]
      2: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
         or event; "the historical context" [syn: context,
         circumstance, setting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "context":
     alentours, ambiance, ambience, ambit, background, borderlands,
     circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances,
     compass, entourage, environing circumstances, environment,
     environs, existing conditions, frame of reference, framework,
     full particulars, gestalt, habitat, ins and outs, milieu,
     neighborhood, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts,
     purlieus, set of conditions, setting, situation, status quo,
     structure, suburbs, surround, surroundings, total environment,
     total situation, vicinage, vicinity, whole picture

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      In a grammar, context 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 a
     context-free grammar.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONTEXT. The general series or composition of a law, contract, covenant, or  
       2. When, there is any obscurity in the words of an agreement or law, 
  the context must be considered in its construction, for it must be performed 
  according to the intention of its framers. 2 Cowen, 781,; 3 Miss. 447 1 
  Harringt. 154; 6 John. 43; 5 Gill & John. 239; 3 B. & P. 565; 8 East, 80 1 
  Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 S. & R. 609 See Construction; Interpretation. 

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