from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or conforming to a text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to text.
  • adj. Pertaining to text messages, by analogy with sexual: textual harassment, textual intercourse; compare sexting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained in, the text.
  • adj. Serving for, or depending on, texts.
  • adj. Familiar with texts or authorities so as to cite them accurately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or contained in the text: as, textual criticism; textual errors.
  • Based on texts.
  • Acquainted with texts and capable of quoting them precisely; learned or versed in texts.
  • n. One versed in texts; a textualist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or based on a text


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