What is text?

  • (noun): A book prepared for use in schools or colleges.
    Example: "The professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
    Synonyms: textbook, text edition, schoolbook, school text
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on text:

ANSI Escape Code - Support
... The Linux console (the text seen when X is not running) also interprets them ... Terminal programs for Microsoft Windows designed to show text from an outside source (a serial port, modem, or socket) also interpret them ... Some support for text from local programs on Windows is offered through alternate command processors such as JP Software's TCC (formerly 4NT), Michael J ...
Quiznation (US Game Show) - Format
18 or older could enter the contest by text messaging a request or using the network's website ... GSN charges a $.99 fee for each text message entry, in addition to standard text messaging rates charged by the wireless provider ...
2005–06 PBA Fiesta Conference - Quarterfinals - Talk 'N Text–Air21 Series
... January 14 Recap Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 111, Air21 Express 109 Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City ABC January 15 Recap Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 87, Air21 ...
Yacht Issue - Printing
... Sometimes blank stamps were printed and stored, and the text would be overprinted later ... On fully engraved plates, the text color matches the design color, while overprinted blanks have their text in rich black ink ...
Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium - Text
... The following is the Latin text with a doxology, and an English translation by Fr ... Latin text An English translation A more literal rendering Pange, lingua, gloriosi Corporis mysterium, Sanguinisque pretiosi, quem in mundi pretium fructus ventris generosi Rex effudit Gentium ...

More definitions of "text":

  • (noun): The main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.).
    Example: "Pictures made the text easier to understand"
  • (noun): The words of something written.
    Example: "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
  • (noun): A passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon.
    Example: "The preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

Famous quotes containing the word text:

    The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out.... Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)

    There’s a great text in Galatians,
    Once you trip on it, entails
    Twenty-nine distinct damnations,
    One sure, if another fails:
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)