meaning of text

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.
The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
To write in large characters, as in text hand.
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]
the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayors speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original ">text"

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