Fabric vs Context - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between fabric and context

is that fabric is (archaic) structure, building while context is the surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event or other occurrence.

As a verb context is

(obsolete) to knit or bind together; to unite closely.

As an adjective context is

(obsolete) knit or woven together; close; firm.

fabric

English

Alternative forms

* fabrick (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia fabric)
  • (archaic) structure, building
  • * Milton
  • Anon out of the earth a fabric huge / Rose like an exhalation.
  • (archaic) The act of constructing; construction; fabrication.
  • * Milman
  • Tithe was received by the bishop for the fabric of the churches for the poor.
  • (archaic) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make.
  • cloth of a beautiful fabric
  • The framework underlying a structure
  • the fabric of our lives
    the fabric of the universe
  • A material made of fibers, a textile or cloth.
  • cotton fabric
  • (petrology) The appearance of crystalline grains in a rock
  • (computing) Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance
  • The internet is a fabric of computers connected by routers

    Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

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    context

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event or other occurrence.
  • In what context did your attack on him happen? - We had a pretty tense relationship at the time, and when he insulted me I snapped.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Moldova 0-5 England , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The display and result must be placed in the context that was it was against a side that looked every bit their Fifa world ranking of 141 - but England completed the job with efficiency to record their biggest away win in 19 years.}}
  • (senseid) (linguistics) The text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.
  • (archaeology) The surroundings and environment in which an artifact is found and which may provide important clues about the artifact's function and/or cultural meaning.
  • (mycology) The trama or flesh of a mushroom.
  • Antonyms

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    Derived terms

    () * context-dependent * context-free * context-sensitive * in context, compare in isolation * keyword in context, KWIC * keyword out of context, KWOC * out of context * take out of context

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To knit or bind together; to unite closely.
  • (Feltham)
  • * R. Junius
  • The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by commerce and contracts.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Knit or woven together; close; firm.
  • * Derham
  • The coats, without, are context and callous.
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