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textual

[ teks-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈtɛks tʃu əl /
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adjective

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.

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Nearby words

textile, textiles, texting, textlationship, textspeak, textual, textual criticism, textualism, textualist, textually, textuary

Origin of textual

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin textu(s) (see text) + -al1; replacing Middle English textuel < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for textual

textual

/ (ˈtɛkstjʊəl) /

adjective

of or relating to a text or texts
based on or conforming to a text
Derived Formstextually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for textual

textual


adj.

late 14c., from Latin textus (see text) + -al (1). Related: Textually.

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