from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, involving, or depending on a context.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or depending on the context of information; relating to the situation or location in which the information was found.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • . Pertaining to or dealing with the context.
  • . Conforming to or literally agreeing with the text: as, a contextual quotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or determined by or in context


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context +‎ -ual.


  • I agree with your assertion that what you term contextual urban fantasy is more open towards a wider variety of protagonists and that it seems to attract more writers who are not straight white men.

    The new urban fantasy. Same as the old urban fantasy?

  • But Ian had decided that what he called contextual archaeology required a constant flow of information between the excavators and the specialists.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Instead, Arnold teaches students to hear each pitch in relation to the music's key-what he calls contextual ear training.


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  • One advertising area where the structural economics will make it difficult to run a business without significant improvements in contextual targeting and user preference modeling is the mobile advertising space, Internet advertising models translate poorly there, but that is a large topic unto itself.

    The Data Mining Renaissance

  • Instead, in the second, I addressed long-term contextual issues that are far more appropriate for the work of the federal government than its tinkering with the grammar of schooling.

    Goodlad: How to help our schools -- Part 3

  • She is also one of the most respected experts in contextual advertising, and her podcast on WebmasterRadio on the subject is one of the most listened to shows on the site.

    Battle Royale for "Queen of Search" Title

  • It's blowing a bit of a mini-seaside gale down here this morning, and "local contextual" is one of my high priority areas of interest at moment: So Google's leveraging and pathway to (free/performance) monetisation of Google Maps is an interesting strategy.

    Local Contextual on Google Maps.

  • I'm most interested in contextual ads (ala gmail) when applied in a self-service manner to RSS feeds.

    Contextual Advertising 101

  • Once upon a time, spyware company WhenU. com, “leaders in contextual marketing” (nice one;) wanted to bundle its wares with PeerGuardian.

    PeerGuardian spyware alert


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  • Fantastic word, and very useful.

    August 4, 2009