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English noun: text

1. text (communication) the words of something written


SamplesThere were more than a thousand words of text.
They handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech.
He wants to reconstruct the original text.


Synonymstextual matter


Broader (hypernym)matter


Narrower (hyponym)column, cookie, copy, draft, draft copy, electronic text, installment, instalment, language, letter, line, lipogram, lyric, missive, stanza, words, written matter


Part holonymbook, chapter, foreword, paragraph, passage, preface, prolusion, word order


Part meronympublication

2. text (communication) a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon


SamplesThe preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon.


Broader (hypernym)passage


Part meronymBible, Book, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word, Word of God

3. text (communication) a book prepared for use in schools or colleges


SamplesHis economics textbook is in its tenth edition.
The professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy.


Synonymsschool text, schoolbook, text edition, textbook


Broader (hypernym)book


Narrower (hyponym)crammer, introduction, primer, reader


Antonymstrade book, trade edition

4. text (communication) the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)


SamplesPictures made the text easier to understand.


Broader (hypernym)matter









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