Pronunciation: tĕkst
n.1.A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
2.(O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
3.A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
4.Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
5.A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
6.That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component.
7.Any communication composed of words.
8.a textbook.
Text blindness
(Physiol.) See Word blindness, under Word.
Text letter
a large or capital letter.
Text pen
a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand.
v. t.1.To write in large characters, as in text hand.
Noun1.text - 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"
Synonyms: textual matter
2.text - 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.text - 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"
4.text - the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); "pictures made the text easier to understand"
1.text - Executable code, especially a "pure code" portion shared between multiple instances of a program running in a multitasking operating system.

Compare English.
2.text - Textual material in the mainstream sense; data in ordinary ASCII or EBCDIC representation (see flat ASCII). "Those are text files; you can review them using the editor."

These two contradictory senses confuse hackers too.
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