- black letter.
- type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
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verb (used with object) Digital Technology.
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Origin of text
OTHER WORDS FROM texttextless, adjective
Words nearby text
What is a basic definition of text?
Text is the exact, original words written by an author. Text is also a specific work as written by the original author. Text is also commonly used to refer to a text message or to send a text message. Text has several other senses as a noun.
Text refers to the actual words written in a book, newspaper, blog post, or any other written work. Pictures, charts, and other images are not text. When you read something, you are looking at text and using your language skills to get meaning out of it. Something that doesn’t contain any text is textless.
Real-life examples: Books, newspapers, and magazines all contain a lot of text. Even picture books or art books might have text to describe the images.
Used in a sentence: The news editor broke up the large amount of text by putting charts and photographs between paragraphs.
Related to this sense, text refers to specific written works as they were created by the original author. For example, if your teacher asks you to consult the text of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven,” they want you to read the exact words of the poem that Poe wrote rather than a synopsis or a translation by a different writer.
Used in a sentence: I think most people would find the Lord of the Rings movies more exciting than the original text.
Text also refers to a text message, an electronic message sent by mobile devices and some computer apps.
Real-life examples: If you own a smartphone, you probably send and receive texts almost every day. Your friends, family, and cellphone company are all likely to send you texts.
Used in a sentence: My sister sent me a text about the $10 I owe her.
Text also means to send a text message.
Used in a sentence: She spends a lot of time texting her friends.
Where does text come from?
The first records of text come from the early 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin textus, meaning “texture” (of cloth). Textus comes from the Latin verb texere, meaning “to weave.” The word textile also comes from texere.
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What are some other forms related to text?
- textless (adjective)
What are some synonyms for text?
What are some words that share a root or word element with text?
What are some words that often get used in discussing text?
How is text used in real life?
Text is a common word that often refers to written words or things that contain a lot of writing. Text also very often refers to text messaging.
I need audible conversation. Too much text and I’m numb, I prefer to hear a voice.
— Rob Hill Sr. (@RobHillSr) February 22, 2020
A House committee released the text of $900 billion in pandemic relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding just hours before lawmakers are supposed to begin voting on the combined bill.
— Shehzad Younis (@shehzadyounis) December 21, 2020
I drove 20 miles to deliver a six-roll pack of toilet paper to a friend. He had me throw it over his fence. When he saw the toilet paper, he sent me a text saying “you saved us!” The world is super weird right now.
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) April 20, 2020
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Is text used correctly in the following sentence?
Many fans felt the film adaptation strayed too far from the author’s original text.
Example sentences from the Web for text
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.
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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|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.
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.