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Context

By: John D. McGregor

Abstract

Context is the setting in which any statement will, or perhaps should, be interpreted. We can think of context as a set of constraints, or limitations, that set boundaries and a set of assertions that establish certain facts. The boundaries may be beliefs, or logical propositions, or any definition upon which our work depends. The “best” design for a given solution is context dependent. Change the context and the evaluation of the design may change.

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John D. McGregor, “Context”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 4, no. 7 (September 2005), pp. 35-44, doi:10.5381/jot.2005.4.7.c4.

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