in the context of

in the context of something

in the circumstances under which something happens or has happened. In the context of a funeral, laughing loudly is inappropriate. In the context of an argument, it is fine to speak firmly.
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The court, however, found that "the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor, critical in the context of collecting unemployment benefits and workers' compensation, is immaterial in the instant case.
The research will be done in the context of the development of highly automated, high quality, cost-effective systems for collecting geo-information.
The factoid, first noted by security site Sophos, was in the context of an entry introducing new security features for the social network.
Or maybe it just seems safer to question Ms Dorries's skills as a driver in the context of her job rather than her gender, when she is behind the wheel of something that could cause serious injury.
In the Wood decision, Arizona adopted a "triple-trigger" or continuous trigger theory in the context of what was an underlying toxic tort bodily injury.
Mano a Mano plans to run ads in local Spanish-language newspapers this fall that place gay people in the context of familia.
Design in Context, Decide in Context--ENOVIA VPM Navigator provides unprecedented data management capabilities from within the familiar environment of CATIA, allowing engineers to manage their designs in the context of the overall product, collaborate in a dynamic design environment, avoid errors, and speed development cycles.
In the context of medical malpractice, tort reform legislation generally limits the amount of damages awarded to plaintiffs, particularly for noneconomic damages--for pain, suffering, and emotional distress--and punitive damages.
Federal courts are divided on the crucial question of whether [section]242(a)(2)(B)(ii)'s catch-all phrase, "any other [discretionary] decision or action of the Attorney General [except asylum]" should be given a narrow interpretation, as applying only to decisions made in the context of removal proceedings, or whether it should be construed broadly as barring federal court review of all discretionary immigration decisions.
The need to examine genetic and environmental influences and behaviors in the context of dynamism of interactive aging systems is increasingly apparent, and unprecedented opportunities to do so are now available.
bombing raids on Libya from 1981 to 1986, although apparently based on no evidence of Libyan involvement in any of the terrorist attacks of the time--the Rome and Vienna airport attacks, the TWA Rome to Athens flight and the West Berlin nightclub bombing--have been explained in the context of a decision made by Reagan in 1981 to attack Libya.
Presently unclear is what constitutes a national defense expenditure in the context of a continuing war on terrorism.
But perhaps in the context of state development and warfare, what Cohn is looking at is not a point of structure but one of conjuncture, one of those Braudelian cyclical sweeps which can alter even the structures of daily life.