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1) N-SING: the N The text of a book is the main part of it, rather than the introduction, pictures, or notes.

The text is precise and informative, while the many photographs and illustrations enhance its clarity.

2) N-UNCOUNT Text is any written material.

The machine can recognise hand-written characters and turn them into printed text...

A CD-ROM can store more than 250,000 pages of typed text.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n The text of a speech, broadcast, or recording is the written version of it.

A spokesman said a text of Dr Runcie's speech had been circulated to all of the bishops.

4) N-COUNT A text is a book or other piece of writing, especially one connected with science or learning.

Her text is believed to be the oldest surviving manuscript by a female physician.

5) N-COUNT A text is a written or spoken passage, especially one that is used in a school or university for discussion or in an examination.

I'll read the text aloud first...

His early plays are set texts in universities.


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
(of a literary work, as distinguished from comments), / (of Scripture), , , , / , , ,


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  • text — TEXT, texte, s.n. 1. Ceea ce este exprimat în scris; cuprinsul unei opere literare sau ştiinţifice, al unui discurs, al unei legi etc. ♦ Fragment, parte dintr o scriere. 2. Cuvintele unei compoziţii muzicale. 3. Literă de tipar cu un corp de 20… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Text — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. textus Text , eigentlich Gewebe zu l. texere weben , das mit gr. téchnē f. Handwerk, Kunst, Fertigkeit verwandt ist (Technik).    Ebenso nndl. tekst, ne. text, nfrz. texte, nschw. text, nisl. texti. S …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • text — The meaning most familiar to many people today may well be the most recent one, short for text message (see next entry). This meaning has produced a revival of an obsolete verb: to text someone is to send them a text message …   Modern English usage

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  • Text- — [lat. textus = Gewebe (slat. = Gewebe der Rede, »Text«), textile = Tuch, Leinwand u. textum, textura = Gefüge (texere, textum = weben, flechten, verfertigen)]: Wortbildungselement in Zus., die sich einerseits auf natürliche oder hergestellte… …   Universal-Lexikon

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