Context

What is Context ?

Context is (noun) the other words which surround a particular word in a piece of writing and which help to show its meaning Even if you don’t know what a word means, you can sometimes guess its meaning from the context. taken out of context showing only part of what someone said or wrote, so that the meaning is changed My words have been taken out of context – if you read the whole speech you will see that I meant something quite different.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level