contextual definition

Definitions of contextual definition
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n a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation

“a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'”
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definition
a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

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