Traditionally, a text is understood to be a piece of written or spoken material in its primary form

Traditionally, a text is understood to be a piece of written or spoken material in its primary form (as opposed to a paraphrase or summary). A text is any stretch of language that can be understood in context. It may be as simple as 1-2 words (such as a stop sign) or as complex as a novel. Any sequence of sentences that belong together can be considered a text.

  1. It may be as simple as 1-2 words
  2. Traditionally, a text is understood to be a piece of written or spoken material
  3. A text is any stretch of language