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NOUN (4)

1. the words of something written;
- Example: "there were more than a thousand words of text"
- Example: "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"
- Example: "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
[syn: text, textual matter]

2. a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon;
- Example: "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

3. a book prepared for use in schools or colleges;
- Example: "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"
- Example: "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
[syn: textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text]

4. the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.);
- Example: "pictures made the text easier to understand"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Text \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. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine. [1913 Webster] How oft, when Paul has served us with a text, Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached! --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme. [1913 Webster] 5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text. [1913 Webster] 6. That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component. [PJC] 7. Any communication composed of words. [PJC] 8. a textbook. [PJC] Text blindness. (Physiol.) See Word blindness, under Word. Text letter, a large or capital letter. [Obs.] Text pen, a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Text \Text\, v. t. To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

text n 1: 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" [syn: text, textual matter] 2: 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" 3: 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" [syn: textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text] [ant: trade book, trade edition] 4: the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); "pictures made the text easier to understand"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

215 Moby Thesaurus words for "text": abecedarium, abecedary, abstract, acknowledgments, adage, advance sheets, advertising matter, alphabet book, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, argument, arrangement, article, axiom, back, back matter, basis, bastard title, battledore, bibliography, book, burden, byword, case, casebook, catch line, catchword, chapter, clause, collected sayings, colophon, composite reading, concern, conflation, consideration, content, contents, contents page, continuity, copy, copyright page, critical edition, cue, current saying, dedication, dictate, dictum, diplomatic text, distich, draft, edited text, edition, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, epigram, errata, essence, exercise book, expression, extract, fascicle, flyleaf, focus, focus of attention, focus of interest, folio, fore edge, foreword, front matter, fundamentals, gathering, gist, gnome, golden saying, gradus, grammar, half-title page, head, heading, hornbook, hymnal, hymnbook, idea, imprint, index, inscription, instrumental score, introduction, issue, leaf, lection, letterpress, libretto, line, lines, living issue, lute tablature, main point, makeup, manual, manual of instruction, matter, matter in hand, maxim, meat, moral, mot, motif, motive, motto, music, music paper, music roll, musical notation, musical score, normalized text, notation, number, opera, opera score, oracle, orchestral score, page, paragraph, part, passage, phrase, piano score, pithy saying, playbook, point, point at issue, point in question, precept, preface, preliminaries, prescript, primer, printed matter, problem, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, question, quotation, reader, reading, reading matter, recto, rendering, rendition, reverso, rubric, running title, saw, saying, scenario, scene plot, scholarly edition, schoolbook, score, script, section, sentence, sententious expression, sheet, sheet music, shooting script, short score, side, signature, sloka, songbook, songster, speller, spelling book, stock saying, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, subtitle, sutra, t, tablature, table of contents, tail, teaching, textbook, theme, title, title page, topic, transcript, transcription, trim size, type page, variant, verse, version, verso, vocal score, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, wording, words, words of wisdom, workbook, written music
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

text n. 1. [techspeak] Executable code, esp. a pure code portion shared between multiple instances of a program running in a multitasking OS. 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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

text 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. [Jargon File] (1995-03-16)