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- of or relating to a text: textual errors.
- based on or conforming to the text, as of the Scriptures: a textual interpretation of the Bible.
Origin of textual
1350–1400; Middle EnglishRelated formstex·tu·al·ly, adverbin·ter·tex·tu·al, adjectivein·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·tex·tu·al, adjectivenon·tex·tu·al·ly, adverbun·tex·tu·al, adjectiveun·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb
< Medieval Latin textu(s
) (see text
) + -al1
; replacing Middle English textuel
< Middle French
< Medieval Latin,
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Examples from the Web for textually
The result is that some of them are not complete and some may not be textually correct.
Possibly parts of his work may be textually derived from the Cyclics, but the topic is very obscure.
British Dictionary definitions for textually
Derived Formstextually, adverb
- of or relating to a text or texts
- based on or conforming to a text
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Word Origin and History for textually
late 14c., from Latin textus (see text) + -al (1). Related: Textually.
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