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decontextualization


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1. A pejorative term for divorcing something from its original context. Most commonly referring to texts, utterances, or artworks. As an academic practice, this is criticized as suppressing a key determinant of preferred meanings. See contextualism; compare contextualization; recontextualization.

2. A necessary condition for the development and application of abstract concepts (Vygotsky).

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