|Origin:||texte, from Latin textus 'woven material', from texere 'to weave'|
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any written material:
One disk can store the equivalent of 500 pages of text.
the writing that forms the main part of a book, magazine etc, rather than the pictures or notes:
There should not be too much text in children's books.
a book or other piece of writing that is connected with learning or intended for study:
Some of the original text has survived.
Literary texts, like all other works of art, have a historical context.
'Hamlet' is a set text (=one that must be studied for an examination) this year. British English
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a chemistry text
the exact words of a speech, article etc:
Only 'The Times' printed the full text of the President's speech.
a short piece from the Bible that someone reads and talks about during a religious service