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1 the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text" [syn: textual matter]
2 a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
3 a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy" [syn: textbook, text edition, schoolbook, school text] [ant: trade book]
4 the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); "pictures made the text easier to understand"

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  1. A written passage consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
  2. A book, tome or other set of writings.
  3. A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones (a text message.)
  4. Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
a written passage
a book, tome or other set of writings
a brief written message transmitted between mobile phones


  1. To send a text message using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.



send a short message



From Persian



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Extensive Definition

Text may refer to:
text in Catalan: Text
text in Danish: Tekst
text in German: Text
text in Spanish: Texto
text in Esperanto: Teksto
text in French: Texte
text in Galician: Texto
text in Ido: Texto
text in Italian: Testo
text in Macedonian: Текст
text in Dutch: Tekst
text in Japanese: テキスト
text in Norwegian: Tekst
text in Norwegian Nynorsk: Tekst
text in Polish: Tekst
text in Portuguese: Texto
text in Russian: Текст
text in Simple English: Text
text in Swedish: Text

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