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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Text n.
 1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
 2. O. Eng. Law The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence. [R.]
 3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
 How oft, when Paul has served us with a text,
 Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!   --Cowper.
 4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
 5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
 Text blindness. Physiol. See Word blindness, under Word.
 Text letter, a large or capital letter. [Obs.]
 Text pen, a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·lex·i·a n.  Med. (a) Inability to read aloud, due to brain disease; the meanings of the words is nevertheless understood.  Called also motor alexia.  (b) Inability, due to brain disease, to understand written or printed symbols.  Called also Word blindness and text blindness.