from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of manuscripts or printings to determine the original or most authoritative form of a text, especially of a piece of literature.
- n. Literary criticism stressing close reading and detailed analysis of a particular text.
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- n. comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
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