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Related to context: Context switching


The language that precedes and follows a series of words, such as a particular sentence or clause.

The context of a legal document is often scrutinized to shed light upon the intent of an ambiguous or obscure sentence or clause so that it may be interpreted as its drafter intended.


noun argumentum, background, circumstance, coloring, connection, connotation, extended meaning, force, gist, implication, import, main meaning, meaning, mode of expression, purport, range of meaning, scope, sense, subject matter, sum and substance, surroundings, tenor, text, topic
Foreign phrases: Nemo enim aliquam partem recte intelligere possit antequam totum iterum atque iterum perregerit.No one can rightly understand one part before he has again and again read the whole.
See also: case, connotation, environment, posture, situation

CONTEXT. The general series or composition of a law, contract, covenant, or agreement.
     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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The authors explain why tunnel vision predictions such as the paperless office haven't materialized: "Attending too closely to information [per se] overlooks the social context that helps people understand what that information might mean and why it matters.
Depending on circumstances, total nudity may import a sexual context.
The context may control the taste aversion by other mechanisms.
No longer will experience occur in the context of such personality and memory.
She theorizes that context information serves as an "attention gate.
The presence of these and other features inform the context detection algorithm if the "walking" context is valid.
Key Take-Aways The report on Context-aware computing is aimed To analyze the Context Aware Computing (CAC) market with emphasis on high growth technologies and systems, types, area of operations, and vertical applications To analyze the market dynamics that describes factors currently driving as well as restraining growth of the market, along with their impact in low, medium, and high.
The objective of this paper is to define a self-configuring context model that accurately captures and represents general purpose real contexts, targeting the development of context aware autonomic systems.
In a slightly different context, that ruling addressed whether a partnership recognizes gain on a transfer of contributed corporate partner stock.
Context-awareness is promising in allowing services personalization through considering in real-time the context of the user and his environment (devices and network) as well as the context of the service itself [2].
The main goals of those services are context collection (i.