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noun text pronunciation in American English /tekst/
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    [uncountable] the part of a book, magazine, or computer document that consists of writing and does not include pictures or notes

    There are 200 pages of text and illustrations.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a written record of the words of a speech, lecture, program, or play

      The text of the lecture is available from the departmental office.

    2. b.
      [countable] a piece of writing such as a book or play that you study for an examination or for research

      We’ll be analyzing the language of literary texts.

    3. d.
      [countable] a short section from the Bible or another religious book, especially one that is read to a group of people

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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