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text

[ tekst ]
/ tɛkst /
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noun

verb (used without object) Digital Technology.

to send a text message: Texting while driving is an accident asking to happen.

verb (used with object) Digital Technology.

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.

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Origin of text

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Medieval Latin textus “text, terms,” Latin: “text, structure,” originally, “pattern of weaving, texture (of cloth),” equivalent to tex(ere) “to weave” + -tus suffix of verbal action

OTHER WORDS FROM text

textless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for text

text
/ (tɛkst) /

noun

verb

to send a text message from a mobile phone

Derived forms of text

textless, adjective

Word Origin for text

C14: from Medieval Latin textus version, from Latin textus texture, from texere to compose
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