Definition - contextual definition

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contextual definition
  1. a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation; "a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"
  2. a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation; "a contextual definition of `legal duty'' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would