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A written passage consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences
A book, tome or other set of writings --http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Text [Dec 2004]

In language, text is something that contains words to express something. The term usually has broader meaning. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text [2004]

Something, such as a literary work or other cultural product, regarded as an object of critical analysis. --AHD [Dec 2005]

Specific literary theories are distinguished not only by their methods and conclusions, but even by how they define "text." For many, "texts" means "literary (i.e. 'high' art) texts" (see literature). But different principles and methods of literary theory have been applied to non-fiction, pop fiction, film, historical documents, law, advertising, etc. In fact, some theories (e.g. structuralism) treat cultural events like fashion, football, riots, etc. as "texts." --http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_theory

In literary theory a text is the object being studied, whether it be a novel, a poem, a film, an advertisement, or anything else with a linguistic component. The broad use of the term derives from the rise of semiotics in the 1960s and was solidified by the later cultural studies of the 1980s, which brought a corresponding broadening of what it was one could talk about when talking about literature; see also discourse. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text [Dec 2005]

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