US: /ˈkɑntɛkst/
UK: /kˈɒntɛkst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

context /'kɔntekst/
  • danh từ
    • (văn học) văn cảnh, ngữ cảnh, mạch văn
      • it is often difficult to say what the meaning of a word is apart from its context: thường khó mà hiểu rõ nghĩa của một từ nếu đem tách nó ra khỏi văn cản
    • khung cảnh, phạm vi
      • in this context: trong phạm vi vấn đề này; liên quan đến vấn đề này

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [C, U]
1 the situation in which sth happens and that helps you to understand it: This speech needs to be set in the context of Britain in the 1960s. + His decision can only be understood in context. + Such databases are being used in a wide range of contexts.
2 the words that come just before and after a word, phrase or statement and help you to understand its meaning: You should be able to guess the meaning of the word from the context. + This quotation has been taken out of context (= repeated without giving the circumstances in which it was said).

Thesaurus dictionary

structure, framework, environment, situation, circumstance(s); ambience or ambiance, surround, surroundings, frame (of reference), setting, background:
It is often hard to understand something taken out of its context.

Collocation dictionary


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.


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.


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


a range/variety of contexts

Concise English dictionary

+discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
+the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event