1. [syn: text file, document]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and
possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII
characters [syn: text file, document]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
A file containing no "invisible" control
characters, only printable letters, numbers and symbols,
usually from the ASCII character set.
A text file can be produced with a text editor and can
usually be imported into any word processor though it will
probably appear unformatted.
Compare binary file, flat file, rich text file.