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Meaning of “text” in the English Dictionary

"text" in British English

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textnoun

uk   us   /tekst/
B1 [U] the written words in a ​book, ​magazine, etc., not the ​pictures: The ​book has 500 ​pages of text.A2 [C] a text message : I'll ​send you a text as ​soon as I have any ​news.the text of sth the ​exact words of a ​speech, etc.: Can we ​see the ​full text of ​yourspeech before ​Tuesday?B1 [C] UK a ​book or ​piece of writing that you ​study as ​part of a ​course: "Ulysses" is a set text for the ​exam. [C usually singular] a ​sentence or ​piece of writing from the ​Bible that a ​priest or ​ministerreadsaloud in ​church and ​talks about

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textverb [T]

uk   us   /tekst/
A2 to ​send someone a text ​message by ​phone: I texted her to ​arrange a ​time to ​meet.

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texting
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈtekst.ɪŋ/
(Definition of text from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"text" in American English

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textnoun [C/U]

 us   /tekst/
  • text noun [C/U] (writing)

written or ​printedmaterial: [U] The text is ​based on Irish ​legends.

textverb [T]

 us   /tekst/
  • text verb [T] (send)

to ​send a text ​message: If I texted him and didn't ​see a ​response within 15 ​minutes, I would ​worry.
(Definition of text from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"text" in Business English

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textnoun

uk   us   /tekst/
[U] the written words in a ​book, on the ​internet, etc., rather than the pictures: There's still ​space on the ad for a further piece of text. We give the ​address of the ​website in several ​places in the ​printed text. You can ​highlighthorizontal blocks of text by ​clicking and ​dragging the ​mouse.
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a ​short written ​message that you ​send or receive using a ​mobilephone; a text ​message: get/receive/send a text A third of teenagers ​send more than 100 texts every day. This ​package gives ​users 300 ​minutes and 500 texts a month.
the text of sth the ​exact words of a speech, an ​article, etc.: Attached is the ​full text of the speech

textverb [T]

uk   us   /tekst/
to ​send someone a written ​message on a ​mobilephone: After texting a ​codenumber, ​users will be able to ​launch the web-based ​application on their ​mobilescreen. Text me when you get out of the ​interview.text sth to sb/sth Order your ​copy now by texting PROMO to this ​number.
(Definition of text from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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