textual matter

Definitions of textual matter

n the words of something written

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a page or text that is vertically divided
a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
copy, written matter
matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
draft, draft copy
any of the various versions in the development of a written work
electronic text
text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
installment, instalment
a part of a published serial
letter, missive
a written message addressed to a person or organization
text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
language, lyric, words
the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
opening line
the first line of a piece of writing (as a newspaper story)
head, header, heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
line of poetry, line of verse
a single line of words in a poem
by-line, credit line
a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch
a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
envoi, envoy
a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
a stanza of four lines
verse, verse line
a line of metrical text
Spenserian stanza
a stanza with eight lines of iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc c
one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama
the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem
session cookie
a cookie that is stored temporarily and is destroyed when you close the link
precision cookie
a cookie that is saved permanently on your hard drive
machine-displayable text
electronic text that is stored and used in the form of a digital image
machine-readable text
electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats
(computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
fair copy
a clean copy of a corrected draft
fascicle, fascicule
an installment of a printed work
business letter
a letter dealing with business
cover letter, covering letter
a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information
crank letter
a hostile (usually anonymous) letter
encyclical, encyclical letter
a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
fan letter
a letter that is a piece of fan mail
personal letter
a letter dealing with personal affairs
form letter
a letter that is printed in multiple copies and mailed to a list of recipients
open letter
a letter of protest; addressed to one person but intended for the general public
chain letter
a letter that is sent successively to several people
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
round robin
a letter signed by a number of people
aerogram, aerogramme, air letter, airmail letter
a letter sent by air mail
a specially long, formal letter
dead letter, dead mail
mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
letter of intent
any letter expressing an intention to take (or forgo) some action
copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
gag line, laugh line, punch line, tag line
the point of a joke or humorous story
actor's line, speech, words
words making up the dialogue of a play
the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
love lyric
the lyric of a love song
rhyme royal
a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
ottava rima
a stanza of eight lines of heroic verse with the rhyme scheme abababcc
sound bite
a very short speech; usually on radio or television
a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
bottom line
the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss
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written works (especially in books or magazines)

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