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|Noun||1.||machine-readable text - electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats|
hypertext - machine-readable text that is not sequential but is organized so that related items of information are connected; "Let me introduce the word hypertext to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper"--Ted Nelson
electronic text - text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen