Text vs Term - What's the difference?

text | term |

As nouns the difference between text and term

is that text is while term is term.




  • A consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
  • A book, tome or other set of writings.
  • (colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
  • (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data ).
  • A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  • Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.; topic; theme.
  • A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.
  • German text

    Derived terms

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  • To send a text message to; 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.
  • To send (a message) to someone by SMS.
  • I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
  • To send and receive text messages.
  • Have you been texting all afternoon?
  • To write in large characters, as in text hand.
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  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2009 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Lain Fenlon , title=Early Music History: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music , chapter= citation , genre=Music , publisher=Cambridge University Press , isbn=9780521746540 , page= p. 223 , passage=The basic plan is simple. For the first two phrases the texted' line is above the '''untexted'''; for the next two, bring us to the midpoint cadence, the '''texted''' line is for the most part lower; and the in the second half the ' texted material starts lower, moves into the upper position and finally occupies the bottom range again. }}


    * (to send a text message to) message, SMS (UK)



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    (en noun)
  • Limitation, restriction or regulation. (rfex)
  • Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.
  • That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms , or boundaries.
  • (geometry) A point, line, or superficies that limits.
  • A line is the term''' of a superficies, and a superficies is the '''term of a solid.
  • A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
  • "Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.
  • Relations among people.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.
  • Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
  • (mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or┬átable.
  • (logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • The subject and predicate of a proposition are, after Aristotle, together called its terms or extremes.
  • (architecture) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.
  • Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
  • (computing) A terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal.
  • (of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.
  • (astrology) An essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart.
  • (archaic) A menstrual period.
  • * 1660 , (Samuel Pepys), Diary
  • My wife, after the absence of her terms for seven weeks, gave me hopes of her being with child, but on the last day of the year she hath them again.
  • (nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, at term , blanket term , collective term , come to terms , long-term , midterm , short-term , term limit , term logic , term of art , terms and conditions , umbrella term}}

    See also

    * idiom * lexeme * listeme * word


    (en verb)
  • To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.
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  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, essentially what today we might term a frameless magnifying glass or plain glass paperweight.}}