1 wording, words, content, (subject-)matter; printed matter, (main) body (text), contents:
The editor had no right to make changes in the text without consulting the author. The text is in 10-point roman type, the footnotes in 8-point.
2 extract, abstract, section, quotation, part, paragraph, passage, verse, line:
What text from the Scripture are we discussing next week?
3 subject(-matter), topic, theme, motif, issue, focus:
For today's talk I have chosen for my text the problem of alcoholism.
4 textbook, school-book, reader, manual, primer, workbook, exercise book, Archaic hornbook:
Today's science texts are much more advanced than those of twenty years ago.
1 writing in a book/newspaper, on a computer, etc.
The newspaper printed the full text of the interview.
| draft | final | original | main
The illustrations are printed separately from the main text.
The catalogue consists of colour reproductions of the paintings with accompanying text.
| electronic, handwritten, printed, typewritten, written
block, body, chunk, line, page, piece, portion
Hand symbols in the main body of the text cross-refer the reader to the appendices. Use the mouse to move chunks of text from place to place.
VERB + TEXT
create, draft, write | edit, modify | highlight | cut, delete | insert, move, paste | scan (in) | handle, manipulate, process
computer programs that process text
| set, typeset | print | publish | read | transcribe | annotate | stray from
She strayed from the text in a few places to illustrate some of her more interesting points.
TEXT + NOUN
The program allows you to import text files from other word processors.
one of the best HTML text editors available
| message, messaging
The text message just said ‘Hope 2CU@the party’. > Special page at COMPUTER
2 book or piece of writing to be studied
basic, key, standard | recommended, set
‘Antony and Cleopatra’ was one of our set texts for A level.
He stood up and began reading from a prepared text.
| authoritative, influential | introductory | academic, dramatic, legal, literary, poetic, sacred, scientific, etc.
We're studying dramatic texts by sixteenth-century playwrights.
| biology, mathematics, etc.
VERB + TEXT
read (from) | analyse, deconstruct, interpret, study | annotate
TEXT + NOUN
in a/the ~
We discussed the use of metaphor in the text.
| ~ about/on
a poetic text about growing up in rural England
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