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Originating in Latin textus, the word text describe a set of sentences that allows to give a coherent and orderly message , either in writing or through the word. It is a structure composed of signs and a given writing that gives space to a meaningful unity .

Each text has a certain communicative purpose : Through its signs, it seeks to convey a certain message that acquires meaning according to each context. The length of the text is very variable, from a few words to millions of them. In fact, a text is virtually infinite.

Beyond the basic concept (the text as a unit of meaning), the same term makes it possible to refer to things quite different from each other. In this sense, a complete book, a phrase from a newspaper, a chat through Internet and a conversation in a bar include texts.

It is important to emphasize the fact that we currently use the aforementioned term inextricably linked to another concept giving rise to the expression "textbook". With it he tries to define himself to that book or work that is the one that is used in the different schools so that the student learns a specific subject.

In this way we could set the following as an example: "The teacher ordered all the students to take the Mathematics textbook out of their backpacks so they could start the class."

Nor can we ignore that there is a very specific terminology that has been used since time immemorial in our society. We are referring to what is known as Sacred Text or Sacred Text, a concept that defines The Bible, which is the set of books that it exercises as a fundamental pillar of the Christian and Jewish religions.

Occasionally, the notion of text is used to name the body of a printed or handwritten work, as opposed to what goes separately. The text, therefore, is only the main body of a book, leaving the cover, index, appendices, etc.

Among the characteristics of a text, are the coherence (the different positions and information that it exposes should help to form a general idea), the cohesion (all meaning sequences have to be related to each other) and the adequacy (You must be able to reach your ideal reader).

The texts, on the other hand, are related to other texts to generate meaning. This means that a text is always interpreted through a frame of reference.

Finally, it should be stressed that in the field of technology and, specifically, in the field of information technology, there is also a widespread use of the term we are analyzing. Specifically, there is talk of what is known as a word processor that is a program through which the user can write various documents on his computer. Word and OpenOffice Writer are the two most important and most widely used processors of this type.

In the same way to this process of writing in computer as well as to the edition of the same through said tool it is called in word processing.

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