the main body of matter in a manuscript, book, newspaper, etc., as distinguished from notes, appendixes, headings, illustrations, etc.
the original words of an author or speaker, as opposed to a translation, paraphrase, commentary, or the like: The newspaper published the whole text of the speech.
the actual wording of anything written or printed: You have not kept to the text of my remarks.
any of the various forms in which a writing exists: The text is a medieval transcription.
the wording adopted by an editor as representing the original words of an author: the authoritative text of Catullus.
any theme or topic; subject.
the words of a song or the like.
a short passage of Scripture, especially one chosen in proof of a doctrine or as the subject of a sermon: The text he chose was the Sermon on the Mount.
the letter of the Holy Scripture, or the Scriptures themselves.
type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
Linguistics. a unit of connected speech or writing, especially composed of more than one sentence, that forms a cohesive whole.
anything considered to be a subject for analysis by or as if by methods of literary criticism.
Digital Technology. a text message.
to send a text message: Texting while driving is an accident asking to happen.
to send a text message about or containing: He texted congratulations to his niece on her new job.: Compare instant message (def. 2).
to send a text message to: The only way I can ever reach her is to text her.
- textless, adjective
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How to use text in a sentence
Speaking of typing, tools like autocorrect and predictive text can save you a substantial amount of time.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are | David Nield | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Try to stay clear or exact match or partial match anchor text as this could be seen as too spammy.Partial match domains in 2020: How to optimize and use effectively | Tudor Lodge Consultants | September 14, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It is important to create more detailed description for your video because search engines still rely on text content to index and rank your video.How to get your YouTube videos appear in Google’s video carousel | Ann Smarty | September 11, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Potts provided texts she sent to friends immediately after the meeting showing she had expected to meet with both Walker and Mallott.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time | by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News | September 10, 2020 | ProPublica
Like GPT-3, Diffbot’s system learns by vacuuming up vast amounts of human-written text found online.This know-it-all AI learns by reading the entire web nonstop | Will Heaven | September 4, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.
The text amply surveys the various cultural exponents of tattooing accompanied by excellent images.
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.
A union representative told Buzzfeed News that they never received a text from Liang.
(There appears to be no full text available online, but you can watch it here).Democrats Are Petrified of Defending Government—but They Need to Start | Michael Tomasky | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The text of the amendments designed to carry out these recommendations will be submitted by the Board at an early date.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
To prevent intruders or extruders from withdrawing his mind from the text, he exercises the Inhibitory function of the Attention.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Directions for preparing it are given in most of the newer large text-books upon clinical diagnosis.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
We must keep to the text and not resort to any foreign matter to help the feeble memory.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for text
the main body of a printed or written work as distinct from commentary, notes, illustrations, etc
the words of something printed or written
(often plural) a book prescribed as part of a course of study
computing the words printed, written, or displayed on a visual display unit
the original exact wording of a work, esp the Bible, as distinct from a revision or translation
a short passage of the Bible used as a starting point for a sermon or adduced as proof of a doctrine
the topic or subject of a discussion or work
printing any one of several styles of letters or types
short for textbook
short for text message
to send a text message from a mobile phone
- textless, adjective
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