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Definition of Text

Text

  1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
  2. The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
  3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
  5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
  6. To write in large characters, as in text hand.

Text Quotations

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
James Madison

Teenagers talk about the idea of having each other's 'full attention.' They grew up in a culture of distraction. They remember their parents were on cell phones when they were pushed on swings as toddlers. Now, their parents text at the dinner table and don't look up from their BlackBerry when they come for end-of-school day pickup.
Sherry Turkle

Now we're e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.
Susan Orlean

Likewise, there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to manipulate language.
David Crystal

During the Middle Ages they understood that words accompanied by imagery are much more memorable. By making the margins of a book colorful and beautiful, illuminations help make the text unforgettable. It's unfortunate that we've lost the art of illumination.
Joshua Foer
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Text Translations

text in Afrikaans is teks
text in Dutch is tekst
text in Finnish is teksti
text in French is paroles, texte
text in German is Text
text in Italian is testo
text in Portuguese is texto
text in Spanish is texto
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