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text file

A file that contains only alphanumeric characters (letters of the alphabet, numeric digits and special symbols such as the $ and %. Also commonly called an "ASCII file," because it contains text that is almost exclusively coded as ASCII characters (see ASCII file). Program source code and batch files are text files. See text field and tagged text. Contrast with graphics file and binary file.

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text chattext link
text codetext management
text data miningtext message
text destination addresstext message shorthand
text editingtext messaging
text editortext messaging code
text emailtext messaging vs. instant messaging
text entrytext mining
text entry boxtext mode
text fieldtext prediction

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