text-, tex- +

(Latin: to weave, woven; to structure, to make)

A text without a context is nothing more than a pretext.

boustrophedon text, boustrephedon text (s) (noun); boustrophedon texts, boustrephedon texts (pl)
1. An ancient way of writing manuscripts and other inscriptions in which, rather than going from left to right as in modern English, or right to left as in Arabic, alternate lines must be read in opposite directions: "As a student of ancient writings, Jamie was interested in the boustrophedon texts that he discovered in some classical documents."
2. Etymologically these words come from Greek βους, "ox" and στρεφειν, "to turn", because the hand of the writer went back and forth like an ox drawing a plow across a field and turning at the end of each row to return in the opposite direction.
1. A discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation.
2. The words, phrases, or passages that come before and after a particular word or passage in a speech or piece of writing and help to explain its full meaning.
3. The set of facts or the circumstances or events that form the environment within which something exists or takes place: "He kept talking about the historical content of his childhood."
4. The parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually, influencing its meaning or effect: "He misinterpreted my remark because he took it out of context."
5. A data structure used to transfer electronic data to and from a business management system.
6. When referring to archeology, "context" is the spacial relationship an object has to other things in the ground.

Artifacts found "in context" are interpreted as having the same functions or characteristics as the other objects associated with it; artifacts found "out of context" are difficult, if not impossible to interpret.

Involving, or depending on a context; such as, the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning.
1. In a manner dependent on context.
2. In a contextual manner or relating to the situation or location in which the information was found.
Pertaining to contexture or the arrangement of parts; producing contexture; interwoven.
1. The act of weaving or assembling parts into a whole.
2. An arrangement of interconnected parts; a structure.
The text part of a message that is in a coded form.
1. A misleading or untrue reason given for doing something in an attempt to conceal the real reason.
2. An ostensible or professed purpose; an excuse.
3. An effort or strategy intended to conceal something.
Alleging something as an excuse.
soil texture
The property of the soil which depends on the size of the mineral particles and which controls aeration and drainage.
1. Cleverly indirect and ingenious.
2. So slight as to be difficult to detect or to describe; elusive: "She had a subtle smile."
3. Difficult to understand; abstruse: "She presented an argument whose subtle point was lost on her opponent."
4. Able to make fine distinctions; such as, a subtle mind.
5. Characterized by skill or ingenuity; clever; crafty or sly; or devious.
6. Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious: "She happened to eat something which contained a subtle poison."
The property of being subtle, of avoiding brute force, and instead being clever or skillful.
1. The quality of being difficult to detect or analyze.
2. A distinction that is difficult to make but which is considered to be important.
3. A delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
1. In a manner that has or is marked by keen insight and the ability to penetrate deeply and thoroughly.
2. In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly.
1. Cloth or fabric that is woven, knitted, or otherwise manufactured.
2. Raw material used for making fabrics; such as, raw material that is used for making fabrics including fiber or yarn.