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Meaning of TEXT

Pronunciation:  tekst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
  2. [n]  the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); "pictures made the text easier to understand"
  3. [n]  a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
  4. [n]  a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

TEXT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: school text, schoolbook, text edition, textbook, textual matter
 Antonyms: trade book, trade edition
 See Also: Bible, book, chapter, copy, crammer, draft, draft copy, electronic text, foreword, Good Book, hard copy, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, installment, instalment, introduction, language, letter, line, lyric, matter, missive, paragraph, passage, preface, primer, prolusion, publication, reader, Scripture, stanza, Word, Word of God, word order, words, written matter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Text\ (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture,
    structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct,
    compose; cf. Gr. te`ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve,
    make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue},
    {Toil} a snare.]
    1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary
       is written; the original words of an author, in
       distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
    2. (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or
       eminence. [R.]
    3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as
       the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
             How oft, when Paul has served us with a text, Has
             Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!    --Cowper.
    4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument,
       literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
    5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a
       kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
    {Text blindness}. (Physiol.) See {Word blindness}, under
    {Text letter}, a large or capital letter. [Obs.]
    {Text pen}, a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in
       writing text-hand.
  2. \Text\, v. t.
    To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] --Beau.
    & Fl.
Computing Dictionary

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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