Definition of contextualization in US English:

contextualization

noun

  • See contextualize

    • ‘Unable to look beyond the human perspective, we cannot merely contextualize consciousness without admitting that this act of contextualization, or naturalization, is also a product of mind and therefore circumscribed by it.’
    • ‘To have a sign remains insufficient, however, for it is biblical contextualization and argumentation that gives a sign meaning.’
    • ‘Although there is much to disagree with in this book, I love it because it is a wonderful case study in the contextualisation of the gospel.’
    • ‘I have argued that alternative worship is one strategy for contextualisation and resistance in postmodernity.’
    • ‘It is this relatively low degree of contextualization that renders these data good for some inferences, but not as good for others.’
    • ‘While I'm not sure it was ever the curator's intention, the exhibit threw light on the museum collection process and struggle for contextualisation.’
    • ‘It gets frustrating when your album falls victim to extreme contextualisation.’
    • ‘Discussions of ‘socialist modernization’ and the campaign for ‘cultured trade’ of the 1930s also need broader contextualization.’
    • ‘Such contextualisation is necessary in order to provide a comprehensive account of Mawson's life and achievements.’
    • ‘This formulation ensures that any contextualisation will remain absent.’
    • ‘They each add multiple levels of sensory intensity in the cultural and geographic contextualization of the sculpture and will leave viewers with the feeling of having been there.’
    • ‘Currently there is less funding but great interest in furthering the study of sexology from a perspective that pays primary attention to the social, cultural, and historical contextualization of sexual behaviors and responses.’
    • ‘In its varied contextualisation, the book is truly exciting in its democracy, showing how inventors, operators, ‘radio hams’ and the public all played a part in the spread of wireless.’
    • ‘In broad strokes, the book is about contextualization, Asian characteristics of Christian theologies, interreligious dialogue and Christian theology, and Asian forms of liberation theology.’
    • ‘We are passing through a crisis of identity and, consequently, a crisis of contextualization.’
    • ‘However, rather than presenting images and the stories behind them, there is once again a repetitious use of the same emblematic images with little contextualization.’
    • ‘Damage control, contextualization, historical positioning: This is myth-making - or branding, as we so prosaically call it these days - at its finest.’
    • ‘Without biographical contextualization, it would be difficult to know how to answer these questions.’
    • ‘A larger historical contextualization of these seemingly isolated events would have filled in such a gap.’
    • ‘But there is a good deal of traditional historical contextualization here as well, so the book should prove valuable to scholars of diverse temperaments and intellectual loyalties.’

Pronunciation

contextualization

/kənˌteksCHo͞oələˈzāSHən/