text

Definitions

  • Decorated with figures and text
    Decorated with figures and text
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n text the words of something written "there 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"
    • n text the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.) "pictures made the text easier to understand"
    • n text a book prepared for use in schools or colleges "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition","the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
    • n text a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...
Text: JOURNEYS TO BAGDAD Text: JOURNEYS TO BAGDAD
Text: THE WORST EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE Text: THE WORST EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE
Text: THE DECLINE OF NIGHT-CAPS Text: THE DECLINE OF NIGHT-CAPS
Text: MAPS AND RABBIT-HOLES Text: MAPS AND RABBIT-HOLES
Text: TUNES FOR SPRING Text: TUNES FOR SPRING
Text: RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED TO A MOURNFUL AIR Text: RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED TO A MOURNFUL AIR
Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On June 26th, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. (The text of the charter was in five languages: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
    • Text 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.
    • Text A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text .
    • Text a textbook.
    • Text A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine. "How oft, when Paul has served us with a text ,
      Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!"
    • Text Any communication composed of words.
    • Text Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
    • Text That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component.
    • Text (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
    • v. t Text To write in large characters, as in text hand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n text A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase or commentary.
    • n text Specifically, the letter of the Scriptures, more especially in the original languages; in a more limited sense, any passage of Scripture quoted in proof of a dogmatic position, or taken as the subject or motive of a discourse from the pulpit.
    • n text Any subject chosen to enlarge and comment on; a topic; a theme.
    • n text In vocal music, the words sung, or to be sung.
    • n text The main body of matter in a book or manuscript, in distinction from notes or other matter associated with it; by extension, letterpress or reading-matter in general, in distinction from illustrations, or from blank spaces or margins: as, an island of text in an ocean of margin.
    • n text A kind of writing used in the text or body of clerkly manuscripts; formal handwriting; now, especially, a writing or type of a form peculiar to some class of old manuscripts; specifically, in heraldry, Old English black-letter: as, German or English text; a text (black-letter) R or T. An Old English letter often occurs as a bearing or part of a bearing, and is blazoned as above. See also black-letter. Compare church text and German text.
    • text To write in texthand or large characters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Text tekst the original words of an author: that on which a comment is written: a passage of Scripture on which a sermon is supposed to be based
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Quotations

  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite%20Duras
    “Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter%20Benjamin
    “Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.”
  • Henry James
    Henry%20James
    “To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.”
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    “I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te`ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh, to cut, carve, make. Cf. Context Mantle (n.) Pretext Tissue Toil a snare
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. textustexĕre, textum, to weave.

Usage

In literature:

Bliss's text has, with a few exceptions (possibly accidental), the modern spelling.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
I believe most mothers who read that text think that all heaven is to be full of babies.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
This is a text on which a long sermon might be hung were it worth while.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
The occurrences mentioned in the text as having taken place in the 15th of Richard II.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Thus we need no stretch of fancy to see that what the prophet speaks of in the text will be accomplished in due time.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
For Robinson Crusoe's text is King Edward's text; and Mary Avenel's text is Queen Alexandra's text.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
Every effort has been made to keep to the original text as much as possible.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
But I return to the text before us.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The texts upon which the remarks of MM.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
The text which is to be the subject of the term's work should first be studied for a few weeks.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Containing 410 pages, including 50 full-page Plates, and upwards of 200 Illustrations in the text, all of Old Examples.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
He asked, What his text was, and what he said?
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
The text of the play has suffered greatly.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Let us now consider the words of the text.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Distinguish between research and investigation as the terms are used in the text.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The spelling of the old texts is retained with very few exceptions.
"Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws" by Frank Sidgwick
You must convince us that this is the only way in which you will permit the text to be handled.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
The text of Pope's poems is more easily settled than elucidated.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
It is at this point that the text of the cantata begins.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
Occasionally, the preacher would provoke a smile by his original way of handling the text and of emphasizing some point in his discourse.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
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In poetry:

As 'tis appointed men should die,
So judgment is the next
That meets them most assuredly;
For so saith holy text.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
"No, sir," said William, "though perplext
And much disturbed by my sister,
I in this matter of the text,
I thank my memory, can assist her.
"The Text" by Charles Lamb
That one unquestioned text we read,
All doubt beyond, all fear above,
Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed
Can burn or blot it: GOD IS LOVE!
"What We All Think" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One divine text with double clause
May speak the gospel's voice and law's:
Hence men to blend them both are apt,
Should in one sentence both be wrapt.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
IV The Attainment You love? That's high as you shall go;
For 'tis as true as Gospel text,
Not noble then is never so,
Either in this world or the next.
"The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto III." by Coventry Patmore
The hale warl's glowerin' an' wonnerin' what text
Yer bluid-drinkin' parsons will open on next;
To Beecher an' Brownlow I'll juist say the word
Christ said to bauld Peter, 'twas, "Put up thy sword."
"Nuts To Crack For Cousin Sam" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

According to the text books, space looks the same in every direction.
But it appears that the text books (and Einstein) may be wrong.
The full text is available after the jump.
Sometimes, however, a text message just isn't enough.
Wilson's Art Full Text adds 63 titles.
The result is that Web pages, text and videos will be especially crisp .
Pakistan bans 'monkey crotch ', 'Jesus Christ' and obscene words in text messages.
Several users have asked for an easy way to create text along a curve in Autodesk Inventor.
A SciFi term that came of age in the mid-1980s through texts like Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto.
If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.
Website helps women decipher men's texts.
In this age of texting and tweeting, finding out what happens in American politics is as simple as checking your cellphone.
The site that helps decode those post-date texts.
Next, decide what the "text" says.
And so, naturally, as Daily Intel's Bushwick-residing photo editor sends a text message to report, the B, D, F, V, 4, 5, and 6 trains aren't running.
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In science:

We use the data of the states which have large localization length. (See the text.) We show the ratios of the numerical calculations both to Eqs.(11) and (12).
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
The redshifts of significant peaks (as defined in the text) are marked with dots.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
See text for further discussion. units of F23 -flux.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
The tail of the wave function intensity distribution is plotted for a three-dimensional lattice with random potentials λ (see text).
Eigenstate Structure in Graphs and Disordered Lattices
The radius of the open circle increases with the amount of heating as characterized by the nomenclature 1 → 4 as described in the text.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The radius of the open circle increases with the amount of heating as characterized by the nomenclature 1 → 4 as described in the text.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The different components are explained in the text.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
This decomposition is the key to reducing the anti-aliasing velocity field errors, as described in the text.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Different symbols indicate differences in the fitting procedure, for more details see listed references (numbering not identical with that in main text).
Remarks on the extraction of freeze-out parameters
Therefore, the analysis presented in standard texts is not complete.
The Apparent Fractal Conjecture: Scaling Features in Standard Cosmologies
Text A4 describes an accident with two collisions, involving two vehicles and a tree.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
As no precise information is explicitly given in the text, we simply assume that these vehicles are cars3 .
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
See for example the tree referred as tree1 in Text A4: no information about its location is given in the text.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The emphasized text is used for constructs of the language; the normal text is used for comments.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
The period is denoted by Text , which is given by Text = 2π/ωext .
Phase Transition in a One-Dimensional Extended Peierls-Hubbard Model with a Pulse of Oscillating Electric Field: I. Threshold Behavior in Ionic-to-Neutral Transition
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