[ teks-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈtɛks tʃu əl /


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 English < Medieval Latin textu(s) (see text) + -al1; replacing Middle English textuel < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above

Related forms

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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.

    Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for textually


/ (ˈtɛkstjʊəl) /


of or relating to a text or texts
based on or conforming to a text

Derived Forms

textually, adverb
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