context noun

ADJ. broad, general, larger, overall, wider You can't just look at it in terms of the immediate problem. You've got to see it in a wider context. | narrow | immediate A work which transcends its immediate historical context and speaks to later generations. | correct, proper, real, right | appropriate, realistic, relevant to present examples of language in use in an appropriate context | certain, given, particular, specific These actions only have meaning within certain specific contexts. | original | changed, changing, different, new, novel | meaningful Children need meaningful contexts for their work in science. | neutral | contemporary, modern | everyday, normal | global, international, local, national, regional | human It is natural to find conflict in the work environment, in the family, or any other human context. | communicative, conversational | experimental, practical, theoretical | classroom, school | business, commercial, cultural, economic, educational, fictional, geographical, historical, legal, literary, political, religious, social | Christian, Islamic, etc. | African, Asian, etc.

VERB + CONTEXT offer (sb), provide (sb with) Institutions provide a context in which individuals can take on different roles. | place sth in, put sth into, set sth in This speech needs to be set in the context of Britain in the 1960s. | consider/examine/look at/see/understand/view sth in His decision can only be understood in context. | quote sth out of, take sth out of Her reply was quoted out of context and seemed to mean something quite different from what she had intended.

PREP. in (a/the) ~ Similar problems have arisen in other contexts. | within a/the ~ You've got to look at these remarks within the context of the recent scandals. | ~ for a neutral context for sharing and debating ideas

PHRASES a range/variety of contexts