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 C - Context


Context: What goes with something one is interested in.

Normally, anything one thinks about comes with some supposed context that contains some information relevant to judgments about what one is interested in. The meanings of terms, symbols and signs often depend on the context, in that what is a threat in one context is a joke in another, or in that what is meant seriously in one context is meant ironically in another.


See also: Gestalt, Interpretation, Semantics


Gazdar, Gregory, Lyons

 Original: Aug 15, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top