Pronunciation: (kon'tekst),[key] —n. 1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context. 2. the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
3. Mycol.the fleshy fibrous body of the pileus in mushrooms.