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contextual definition

noun, Logic, Philosophy
1.
definition of a word or symbol by explaining the meaning of the phrase or statement in which it occurs.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Absent a contextual definition, the courts may infer the ordinary meaning of a word from its dictionary definition.

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