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English definition of “text”

text

noun     /tekst/
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
(Definition of text noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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