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|Noun||1.||textual matter - 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"|
column - a page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns"
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
cookie - a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
word order - the order of words in a text
draft copy, draft - any of the various versions in the development of a written work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the constitution"
electronic text - text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
book - a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
chapter - a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
paragraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
lipogram - a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
lyric, words, language - the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem