text

text [tekst]
n.
[ME < OFr texte < L textus, fabric, structure, text < pp. of texere, to weave: see TECHNIC]
1. the actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording
2.
a) the actual or original words used by an author, as distinguished from notes, commentary, paraphrase, translation, etc.
b) the exact or original words of a speaker
3. any of the forms, versions, or editions in which a written work exists
4. the principal matter on a printed or written page, as distinguished from notes, headings, illustrations, etc.
5. the main body of a book, excluding front and back matter
6. the body, or substance, of an item of computer data, esp. nonnumerical data, as opposed to the accompanying information necessary for storage, retrieval, etc.
7. the words of a song, oratorio, etc.
8.
a) a Biblical passage quoted as authority for a belief or as the topic of a sermon
b) any passage, book, etc. used to support one's stand or as thematic material, etc.
c) any topic or subject dealt with
9. something, usually a piece of writing, regarded as an object of analysis or interpretation
10. TEXT HAND
11. any of several black-letter styles of type
12. short for TEXTBOOK
13. any of various versions or recensions of all or part of the Scriptures, taken to represent the authentic reading
SYN.- SUBJECT

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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


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  • Text — (von lateinisch textum ‚Gewebe, Zusammenfügung‘) bezeichnet eine abgegrenzte, zusammenhängende Äußerung in geschriebener Sprache, im weiteren Sinne auch die nicht geschriebene, aber schreibbare Sprachinformation (beispielsweise eines Liedes,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Text — may refer to:* Plain text * Written language ** Book ** Textbook, a standardized instructional book * TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex Refused Members. * Text file, a computer file consisting solely of characters from a recognized character… …   Wikipedia

  • TEXT — is the band founded by Kristofer Steen, David Sandström, Fredrik Bäckström and Jon F Brännström. All, except Bäckström, were ex members of hardcore band Refused. Stylistically, they have little in common with Refused apart from this fact. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • Text Me TV — is a television program based out of Lansing, Michigan, produced at the Lansing affiliate for The CW, WLAJ DT2. It consists of one or two people onscreen who read cell phone text messages sent in by viewers, occasionally reacting to them. The… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Text — Text, v. t. To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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