- Text are the words in a written work.
An example of text is the words in a book.
- Text is defined as to send a text message, often by cell phone.
An example of text is to send a message to your family to tell them you will be home late.
- the actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording
- the actual or original words used by an author, as distinguished from notes, commentary, paraphrase, translation, etc.
- the exact or original words of a speaker
- any of the forms, versions, or editions in which a written work exists
- the principal matter on a printed or written page, as distinguished from notes, headings, illustrations, etc.
- the main body of a book, excluding front and back matter
- the body, or substance, of an item of computer data, esp. nonnumerical data, as opposed to the accompanying information necessary for storage, retrieval, etc.
- the words of a song, oratorio, etc.
- a Biblical passage quoted as authority for a belief or as the topic of a sermon
- any passage, book, etc. used to support one's stand or as thematic material, etc.
- any topic or subject dealt with
- something, usually a piece of writing, regarded as an object of analysis or interpretation
- text hand
- any of several black-letter styles of type
- any of various versions or recensions of all or part of the Scriptures, taken to represent the authentic reading
Origin of textMiddle English ; from Old French texte ; from Classical Latin textus, fabric, structure, text ; from past participle of texere, to weave: see technic
- a. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.b. The words of a speech appearing in print.c. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.d. Words treated as data by a computer.
- 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.
- One of the editions or forms of a written work: After examining all three manuscripts, he published a new text of the poem.
- Something, such as a literary work or other cultural product, regarded as an object of critical analysis.
- A passage from the Scriptures or another authoritative source chosen for the subject of a discourse or cited for support in argument.
- A passage from a written work used as the starting point of a discussion.
- A subject; a topic.
- A textbook.
verbtext·ed, text·ing, texts
- To send a text message to: She texted me when she arrived at the airport.
- To communicate by text message: He texted that he would be late.
Origin of textMiddle English texte, from Old French, from Late Latin textus, written account, from Latin, structure, context, body of a passage, from past participle of texere, to weave, fabricate; see teks- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural texts)
- A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
- A book, tome or other set of writings.
- (colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
- (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
- 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, etc.; topic; theme.
- A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.
- German text
(third-person singular simple present texts, present participle texting, simple past and past participle texted or text)
- To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.
- Just text me when you get here.
- To send (a message) to someone by SMS.
- I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
- (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
- Have you been texting all afternoon?
- To write in large characters, as in text hand.
From Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō (“weave”).
text - Computer Definition
Synonymous with plain text. Data comprising standard characters (e.g., letters, numbers, and punctuation marks), with no formatting codes. Such unformatted text usually is coded according to the ASCII standard, which adequately represents the characters and symbols used to form the words used in most spoken languages and which, therefore, lends itself to text-to-speech (TTS) conversion. See also ASCII, data, rich text, texting, and TTS.
In cryptography, text is used to mean any information to be encrypted, plaintext refers to the message before it is encrypted, and ciphertext refers to the message after it is encrypted.
Words, sentences and paragraphs (precisely what you are reading). A page of text takes approximately from 2,000 to 4,000 bytes of storage. Text is typically free form words in contrast to "data," which are structured units such as quantity, total, city and state. Data are stored in fixed, columnar locations within database records. XML Text Can Be Data XML is a widely used format for holding data and is entirely text based. XML records contain text with tags that mark the beginning and end of the units of data such as quantity, total, etc. See XML and text field.