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Meaning of TEXT

Pronunciation:  tekst

 
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 Definition: 

1. Executable code, especially a "pure code" portion shared between multiple instances of a program running in a multitasking operating system.

Compare english.

2. Textual material in the mainstream sense; data in ordinary ascii or ebcdic representation (see flat ascii). "Those are text files; you can review them using the editor."

These two contradictory senses confuse hackers too.

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