Definition of Contextual definition

1. Noun. A definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation. "A contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"

Generic synonyms: Definition



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contextual Definition

context-free
context-free grammar
context-free grammars
context-sensitive
context menu
context menus
context of use
contexted
contexting
contextless
contextomies
contextomy
contexts
contextual
contextual criticism
contextual definition (current term)
contextualise
contextualised
contextualises
contextualising
contextualism
contextualist
contextualists
contextualities
contextuality
contextualization
contextualize
contextualized
contextualizer
contextualizers

Literary usage of Contextual definition

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1. Rural Substance Abuse: State of Knowledge & Issues edited by Elizabeth B. Robertson (1999)
"... TOWARD A contextual definition OF "RURAL" Variability in drug abuse rates in rural areas has been noted (Donnermeyer 1992; Peters et al 1992) Accounting ..."

2. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1914)
"... of His brothers.14 In the absence of closer contextual definition, only the known circumstances of Jesus' case could supply us with confident guidance ..."

3. Trusted Network Interpretation of the Trusted Computer System Evaluation (1994)
"In that case, this interpretation is extended to include contextual definition because, at evaluation time, it is not possible to validate the test plans ..."

4. St. Peter's Recognition of St. Paul as the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews by Samuel Fuller (1885)
"The contextual definition the Epistle to the Hebrews itself gives to this Greek term, so variously translated in the Old and New Testaments, is " unskillful ..."

5. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Ernest De Witt Burton (1920)
"explication in the context, refers specifically to party spirit, but does by its contextual definition refer to the self-willed, self-seeking spirit. ..."

6. The Language of Foreign Affairs (1987)
"OBJECTIVE—The dictionary will facilitate effective communication by providing terminology and a contextual definition for that terminology. ..."

7. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1873)
"... without qualification or contextual definition, can be taken to mean evil angels. On the other hand, if the ordinary usage of good angels is retained, ..."

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