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Text is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
text

Plural
texts

Also (uncountable)

  1. Text is written language (often academic).
    The text is OK, but we need to change the graphics before we publish.
    You can see the text of what they are saying there at the bottom of the screen.
  2. A text is a textbook (American English).
    Did you buy the text for the accounting course?
  3. A text is a message from a cell phone.
    I'll give you a text on your phone about tonight's concert.

Verb[change]

Plain form
text

Third-person singular
texts

Past tense
texted

Past participle
texted

Present participle
texting

  1. If you text someone, you send them a text message on their cell phone.
    Will you text me tomorrow?