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context

 [kon´tekst]
the setting, in time or space, surrounding the occurrence of a given event.
cultural context the environment or situation that is relevant to the beliefs, values, and practices of the culture under study.

context

Etymology: L, contextus, to weave together
(in communications theory) the setting, meaning, and language of a message. If a message is interpreted without strict regard for these limits, it is taken out of context.
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The functions of contextual stimuli very likely depend upon the procedures experimented by the learner.
For a discussion on contextual theology in the 21St century, the marginalization of women's voices (regardless whether intentional or not) is highly regrettable, as is the failure of the editors to explain the visible absence of women's perspectives in the volume.
As young adults' number of risk factors increased, their disease risk rose steadily: The proportion of participants who tested positive for an STD was only 5% among those without contextual factors, but it reached 15% among those with four or more.
The transformational learning process represented the following six dimensions: contextual border crossing, dissonance, personalization, processing and connecting and emerging global consciousness.
Contextual family therapy is a far-reaching approach that offers a comprehensive theory of integrating and balancing the concerns of individuality and togetherness, giving therapists the ability to reshape human relationships and solve problems using the strengths of trust, fairness, and freedom.
Contextual representations are important to a wide variety of cognitive domains such as language processing and semantic representation, and are used to guide subsequent behavior or responses.
The long second chapter of Lies Like Truth, entitled "Cultural Practices," is taken up by what Kinney terms "lexias," the strings of contextual data that inform, in this case, Macbeth.
It is possible to distinguish certain contextual causes as more rudimentary and hence, necessary for the emergence of any kind of scientific activity; we shall refer to such necessary elements as 'nucleus contextual causes'.
The advantages contextual collaboration has over ex-contextual collaboration are ease-of-use and efficiency.
Central to the process is the contextual meaning-making experience that reflects the person's subjective interpretation of situations and events, as well as the particular contexts within which these situations and events occur.