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Definition of "text" []

  • The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation. (noun)
  • The words of a speech appearing in print. (noun)
  • Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition. (noun)
  • Words treated as data by a computer. (noun)
  • The body of a printed work as distinct from headings and illustrative matter on a page or from front and back matter in a book. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "text" in a sentence
  • "[_In at least one printing of the text, “clasped” is misprinted as “elasped” _] but this teacyed me not [_text unchanged_]"
  • "Italicized text is rendered as _text_, bold text is rendered as"
  • "Italicized text is rendered as _text_, bold text is rendered as = text =."