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pronunciation:
kan tekst
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the language surrounding a particular usage of a word, phrase, or sentence, or the situation in which the piece of language is used.
The meaning of a word like "fly" depends on its context.In the context of a doctor's office, the question "How are you?" might require a detailed answer.
definition 2: the set of circumstances or events in which a particular event occurs; situation.
Given the context, we can understand how he made the decision to resign.
similar words:
locality
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