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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Text  \Text\,  v.  t. 
  To  write  in  large  characters,  as  in  text  hand.  [Obs.]  --Beau. 
  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Text  \Text\  (t[e^]kst),  n.  [F.  texte,  L.  textus  texture, 
  structure,  context,  fr  texere,  textum  to  weave,  construct, 
  compose;  cf  Gr  te`ktwn  carpenter,  Skr.  taksh  to  cut,  carve, 
  make  Cf  {Context},  {Mantle},  n.,  {Pretext},  {Tissue}, 
  {Toil}  a  snare.] 
  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. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (O.  Eng.  Law)  The  four  Gospels,  by  way  of  distinction  or 
  eminence.  [R.] 
 
  3.  A  verse  or  passage  of  Scripture,  especially  one  chosen  as 
  the  subject  of  a  sermon,  or  in  proof  of  a  doctrine. 
 
  How  oft,  when  Paul  has  served  us  with  a  text,  Has 
  Epictetus  Plato,  Tully,  preached!  --Cowper. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  text 
  n  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"  [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" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  text  n.  1.  [techspeak]  Executable  code,  esp.  a  `pure  code' 
  portion  shared  between  multiple  instances  of  a  program  running  in 
  a  multitasking  OS  Compare  {English}.  2.  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 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  text 
 
  1.  Executable  code,  especially  a  "pure  code"  portion  shared 
  between  multiple  instances  of  a  program  running  in  a 
  {multitasking}  {operating  system}. 
 
  Compare  {English}. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-16) 
 
 




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