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text editor

noun, Computers.
1.
a program for editing stored documents, performing such functions as adding, deleting, or moving text.
Origin of text editor
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
text-editing, adjective
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  • Readers who want to see the corrections can do so by looking at the html code in a text editor.

    Australian Writers Desmond Byrne
text editor in Technology

tool, text
A utility program for creating and modifying text files. This differs from a word processor in that the word processors often embed special control codes or escape sequences in the file to control formatting.
(1996-11-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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