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Context

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.

context

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.

References in classic literature ?
And there is nothing in the context to show that Hesiod's Amphidamas is to be identified with that Amphidamas whom Plutarch alone connects with the Lelantine War: the name may have been borne by an earlier Chalcidian, an ancestor, perhaps, of the person to whom Plutarch refers.
He did not, and could not, understand the meaning of words apart from their context.
We should try to understand this perfectly before proceeding; for it is precisely views of this sort which, after having been cut out of the original context, are repeated far and wide as internal evidence proving the general unsoundness of Nietzsche's philosophy.
Idealism does not say that nothing can be known beyond the present thought, but it maintains that the context of vague belief, which we spoke of in connection with the thought of St.
Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
consciousness'; while in a different context the same undivided bit of experience plays the part of a thing known, of an objective 'content.
These mysterious sentences, snatched from an unknown context,--like strange horns of beasts, and leaves of unknown plants, brought from some far-off region,--gave boundless scope to her imagination, and were all the more fascinating because they were in a peculiar tongue of their own, which she could learn to interpret.
In this paper we try to overcome this deficiency by: (i) defining a generic context model that can be used to accurately represent general purpose real contexts, (ii) enhancing the context model with new concepts that allow specifying the self- *autonomic properties, (iii) defining the context model self-configuring property and (iv) proposing a self-configuring algorithm used to monitor and evaluate the environment changes in order to keep updated the context model artifacts.
It also automatically optimizes sensor and platform power consumption based on user movement and contexts, to enable longer battery life.
The report explores some of the major sub-segments of contexts market: computing context, user context, physical context, time context; vendors market: device manufacturers, mobile network operators, online and social and web; and networks: wireless cellular networks, wireless local area network, wireless personal area network, body area network.
During the extinction phase, Group CEW drank water in both contexts.
I might be construed as saying (to borrow the language of a different tradition) that an eternal subject exists, ever-present in all contexts of experience.

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