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Text vs. Literature

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Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

The body of all written works.

Textnoun

A book, tome or other set of writings.

Literaturenoun

The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.

Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.

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Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

Written fiction of a high standard.

‘However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature, because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008’;

Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

Learning; acquaintance with letters or books.

Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period; as, the literature of Biblical criticism; the literature of chemistry.

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Textnoun

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

‘German text’;

Literaturenoun

The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres.

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.’;

Literaturenoun

The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work.

‘The origin of all positive science and philosophy, as well as of all literature and art, in the forms in which they exist in civilized Europe, must be traced to the Greeks.’; ‘Learning thy talent is, but mine is sense.’; ‘Some gentlemen, abounding in their university erudition, fill their sermons with philosophical terms.’;

Textverb

(intransitive) To send and receive text messages.

‘Have you been texting all afternoon?’;

Literaturenoun

creative writing of recognized artistic value

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Textverb

To write in large characters, as in text hand.

Literaturenoun

the humanistic study of a body of literature;

‘he took a course in Russian lit’;

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.

Literaturenoun

published writings in a particular style on a particular subject;

‘the technical literature’; ‘one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature’;

Textnoun

The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.

Literaturenoun

the profession or art of a writer;

‘her place in literature is secure’;

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!’;

Literaturenoun

written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit

‘a great work of literature’;

Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

books and writings published on a particular subject

‘the literature on environmental epidemiology’;

Textnoun

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

Literaturenoun

leaflets and other printed matter used to advertise products or give advice

‘advertising and promotional literature’;

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.

Literature

Literature broadly is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded to include oral literature, much of which has been transcribed.

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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