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Text vs. Context

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Textnoun

A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.

Contextnoun

The surroundings, circumstances, environment, background or settings that determine, specify, or clarify the meaning of an event or other occurrence.

‘In what context did your attack on him happen? - We had a pretty tense relationship at the time, and when he insulted me I snapped.’;

Textnoun

A book, tome or other set of writings.

Contextnoun

(linguistics) The text in which a word or passage appears and which helps ascertain its meaning.

Textnoun

(colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.

Contextnoun

(archaeology) The surroundings and environment in which an artifact is found and which may provide important clues about the artifact's function and/or cultural meaning.

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Textnoun

(computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).

Contextnoun

(mycology) The trama or flesh of a mushroom.

Textnoun

A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.

Contextnoun

(logic) For a formula: a finite set of variables, which set contains all the free variables in the given formula.

Textnoun

Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.; topic; theme.

Contextverb

(obsolete) To knit or bind together; to unite closely.

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Textnoun

A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.

‘German text’;

Contextadjective

(obsolete) Knit or woven together; close; firm.

Textverb

(transitive) To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.

‘Just text me when you get here.’; ‘I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.’;

Contextadjective

Knit or woven together; close; firm.

‘The coats, without, are context and callous.’;

Textverb

(intransitive) To send and receive text messages.

‘Have you been texting all afternoon?’;

Contextnoun

The part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning.

‘According to all the light that the contexts afford.’;

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Textverb

To write in large characters, as in text hand.

Contextverb

To knit or bind together; to unite closely.

‘The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by commerce and contracts.’;

Textnoun

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.

Contextnoun

discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

Textnoun

The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.

Contextnoun

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event;

‘the historical context’;

Textnoun

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!’;

Textnoun

Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.

Textnoun

A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.

Textnoun

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.

Textnoun

Any communication composed of words.

Textnoun

a textbook.

Textverb

To write in large characters, as in text hand.

Textnoun

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’;

Textnoun

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’;

Textnoun

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’;

Textnoun

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

‘pictures made the text easier to understand’;

Textnoun

a book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form

‘a text which explores pain and grief’;

Textnoun

a piece of written or printed material regarded as conveying the authentic or primary form of a particular work

‘in some passages it is difficult to establish the original text’;

Textnoun

written or printed words, typically forming a connected piece of work

‘stylistic features of journalistic text’;

Textnoun

data in the form of words or alphabetic characters.

Textnoun

the main body of a book or other piece of writing, as distinct from other material such as notes, appendices, and illustrations

‘the pictures are clear and relate well to the text’;

Textnoun

a script or libretto.

Textnoun

a written work chosen or set as a subject of study

‘too much concentration on set texts can turn pupils against reading’;

Textnoun

a textbook

‘an organic chemistry text’;

Textnoun

a passage from the Bible or other religious work, especially when used as the subject of a sermon.

Textnoun

a subject or theme for a discussion or exposition

‘he took as his text the fact that Australia is paradise’;

Textnoun

a text message

‘just give us a call or send us a text’;

Textnoun

fine, large handwriting, used especially for manuscripts.

Textverb

send (someone) a text message

‘if she was going to go she would have texted us’;

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