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text

noun uk   /tekst/ us  
B1 [U] the written words in a book, magazine, etc., not the pictures: The book has 100 pages of closely printed text.Pieces of writing A2 [C] a text message: I'll send you a text as soon as I have any news.Faxes, pagers, and text messages the text of sth the exact words of a speech, etc.: Can we see the full text of your speech before Tuesday?Saying and utteringSaying again B1 [C] a book or piece of writing that you study as part of a course: 'Ulysses' is a set text for the exam.Books and parts of books [C usually singular] a sentence or piece of writing from the Bible that a priest reads aloud in church and talks aboutThe Bible - people, events and places

text

verb [T] uk   /tekst/ us  
A2 to send someone a text message by phone: I texted her to arrange a time to meet.Faxes, pagers, and text messages
texting
noun [U] uk   /ˈtekst.ɪŋ/ us  
Faxes, pagers, and text messages
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