Literature vs Text - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between literature and text

is that literature is the body of all written works while text is .



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Alternative forms

* literatuer (obsolete)


  • The body of all written works.
  • The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
  • All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
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  • The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
  • 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


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  • 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

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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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  • , 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)