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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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[31.] Aloupis CH (1995) Manipulations of Task Switches During Acquisition: ATest of the Elaboration Hypothesis of Contextual Interference.
The second part of the collection offers four examples of contextual christological reflection: Yohanna Katanacho attempts a reading of Johannine Christology through Palestinian eyes; Aida Besangon-Spcnccr critiques Latin American Mariology in light of the scriptural assertion of Christ's unique mediation; and Andrew Mbuvi explores scriptural references to Christ's priesthood in conversation with the African understanding of expiatory sacrifice.
Processes involving second-order conditional discrimination and contextual control over conditional discriminations are very interesting because they are involved in complex verbal behavior.
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Essay in Contextual Theology is a collection that brings together some of the kev methodological contributions in the field of "doing" Christian theology by Stephen Bevans over the past three decades.
(3) Indeed, the comparison illustrates the dynamic nature of contextual influence, whereby decision characteristics (eg, intervention removal versus intervention adoption) trigger distinct responses from within the organisational and wider context.
Contextual Genomics' FIND IT panel, a proprietary molecular hotspot assay, now screens for 146 somatic genome alterations found in solid tumour cancers to identify optimal therapeutic treatments and recognize acquired drug resistant mutations, making it possible for doctors to customize therapies with greater precision for cancer patients.
Scholars of organizational behavior, management, and other areas of business address the complexity of emotional forces interacting with physiological, cognitive, and contextual factors in shaping organizational behavior at different levels of organizational functioning consistent with the Ashkanasy multi-level model of emotions in organizations.
Given that contextual educational games could provide a situated learning environment for better learning (Sung et al., 2015), it would be useful to incorporate contextual game-based learning into instructional activities for English business writing.