Text

Text may refer to:

  • the representation of written language
  • Text (literary theory), a concept in literary theory
  • Another name for a literary work
  • A particular Bible passage, sometimes a single verse or verse fragment
  • Textbook, a standardized instructional book
  • in electronic communication and computing
    • Plain text (unformatted text)
    • Text file, a type of computer files
    • Text display, an electronic alphanumeric display device
    • Text mode display
    • Text messaging, the sending of short messages by mobile phone
    • Text segment, another name for the code segment of a binary executable computer file
  • in arts and entertainment
    • Text (song), a 2010 song by Mann
    • TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex-Refused Members
    • TxT (film), a 2006 Filipino horror film.

Famous quotes containing the word text:

    What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one’s meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    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)

    Don Pedro. But when shall we set the savage bull’s horns on the sensible Benedick’s head?
    Claudio. Yes, and text underneath, “Here dwells Benedick, the married man?”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)