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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtexttext1 /tekst/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [uncountable]TCN any written material πŸ”Š One disk can store the equivalent of 500 pages of text.2 [uncountable]ALWRITE the writing that forms the main part of a book, magazine etc, rather than the pictures or notes β†’ textual πŸ”Š There should not be too much text in children’s books.3 [countable]TCNSE a book or other piece of writing that is connected with learning or intended for study πŸ”Š Some of the original text has survived. πŸ”Š Literary texts, like all other works of art, have a historical context. πŸ”Š β€˜Hamlet’ is a set text (=one that must be studied for an examination) this year. British English4 [countable] American English a textbook πŸ”Š a chemistry text5 β†’ the text of something6 [countable] a text message πŸ”Š He sent me a text saying he would be late.7 [countable]RRC a short piece from the Bible that someone reads and talks about during a religious service
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textβ€’ Handwritten text, either cursive or hand-printed, is much more difficult to recognise than printed text.β€’ The front page had no text, just a photograph of the Princess and a huge headline.β€’ You can cut and paste whole blocks of text very easily on screen.β€’ religious textsβ€’ We can only hope Gilstrap won't push to have any of that text deleted.β€’ Finally, the Appendix contains a short bibliography that includes mostly those works to which references are made in the text.β€’ He thought she just wanted to glance at something in the text and he let her take It.β€’ The texts I selected are all written by male philosophers.β€’ Those changes appear to be so great that they will certainly still be affecting readers of this text in the 1990s.β€’ The word processor automatically divides your text into pages.set textβ€’ So was Naipaul, the writer of a book which was a classroom set text.β€’ One of the set texts for Advent dealt with the birth of John the Baptist.β€’ When a graphics element is placed on a page there is now an option to set text wraparound.
texttext2 ●●● S2 verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š to send someone a written message on a mobile phone β€”texting noun [uncountable]β†’ See Verb table
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textβ€’ My daughter spends nearly all her time either on the phone or texting her friends.β€’ Text me as soon as you get your exam results.
From Longman Business Dictionarytexttext1 /tekst/ noun1[uncountable] any written materialOne disk can store the equivalent of 200 pages of text.2TELECOMMUNICATIONS [countable] a text messagetexttext2 verb [intransitive, transitive]TELECOMMUNICATIONS to send someone a written message on a mobile phoneI’ll text you as soon as I get the news. β€”texting (also text messaging) noun [uncountable]Networks say texting is most popular among the under-30s.β†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
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Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytext
he, she, ittexts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytexted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave texted
he, she, ithas texted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad texted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill text
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have texted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam texting
he, she, itis texting
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you, we, theyare texting
Past
I, he, she, itwas texting
you, we, theywere texting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been texting
he, she, ithas been texting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been texting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be texting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been texting
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