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    contextual

    Hi,

    There are words such as honesty, fairness, truth, integrity and faith that are global core values, and values such as prosperity, pretige, or a comfortable home that are more contextual.

    What does the word "contextual" here mean? more understandable? or more concrete? or more measurable? pls help.

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    Re: contextual

    Hi beeja

    It means that their meaning changes depending on how they are used (i.e., in which context they are used).



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    Re: contextual

    For example, prosperity may not have the same meaning in different cultures around the world. It depends on what situation or context it is being measured in. In America, a brick home is common, and not necessarily cosidered pretigious. In remote African villages, in that context, a brick home would be something very prestigious to own. I hope that helps.

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    Re: contextual

    denamarie,

    That was an excellent example.

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