Pronunciation: (kun-teks'chOO-u-liz"um), [key]
1. (in motion-picture criticism) the theory that all incidents in a film must be viewed in the social, political, and cultural context with which the film concerns itself and in which it was made.
2. Archit.the aesthetic position that a building or the like should be designed for harmony or a meaningful relationship with other such elements already existing in its vicinity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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