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  • The words around a statement or passage that help clarify the meaning of a word. Words, placed in a different context, can have entirely different meanings. Context also refers to a particular setting or area, or the circumstances that initiate an event. Theorists are often concerned with understanding the historical, cultural, social, or political context of an event; explanations of behavior change depending on the context.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n532

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