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contextual

[kuh n-teks-choo-uh l] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or depending on the context.
Origin of contextual
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin contextu-, stem of contextus context + -al1
Related forms
contextually, adverb
noncontextual, adjective
noncontextually, adverb
Can be confused
contextual, contractual.
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  • The keenness of the polemic, in this and in the contextual chapters, shows how real and imminent the danger was.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for contextual

contextual

/kənˈtɛkstjʊəl/
adjective
1.
relating to, dependent on, or using context: contextual criticism of a book
Derived Forms
contextually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for contextual
adj.

c.1820, from context on model of textual, etc. In philosophy, contextual definition is recorded from 1934, along with contextualization, contextualize. Related: Contextualized.

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