text-, tex-

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

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

1. In a textual manner.
2. Regarding text.
3. Relating to, or based on, a text.
1. The structure of a substance or material; such as, soil or food, especially how it feels when touched or chewed.
2. The rough quality of a surface or fabric: She bought a fabric that has a lot of texture for her dress."
3. The feel and appearance of a surface, especially how rough or smooth it is.
4. The typical and distinctive character of something complex.
5. The way in which an artist depicts the quality or appearance of a surface.
6. The effect of the different components of a piece of music; such as, melody, harmony, rhythm, or the use of different instruments.
7. In computer graphics, surface detail added to images.
1. A piece of soft absorbent paper that can be used as a handkerchief or a towel.
2. Organic body material in animals and plants made up of large numbers of cells that are similar in form and function and their related intercellular substances.
3. A collection of similar cells and the intercellular substances surrounding them.

    There are four basic kinds of tissue in the body:

  • epithelium, the cellular layer covering all free surfaces: cutaneous, mucous, and serous; including the glands and other structures derived from them
  • connective tissues including adipose tissue, blood, bone, and cartilage
  • muscle tissue
  • nerve tissue
4. An intricate interrelated series of things: "She told a tissue of lies."
5. A thin, finely woven fabric with a gauzy texture.
6. Etymology: a "band or belt of rich material", from Old French tissu, "a ribbon, headband, belt of woven material" (from about 1200); noun use of tissu, "woven, interlaced"; past participle of tistre, "to weave"; from Latin textere, "to weave".

The biological sense of "tissue" is first recorded in 1831, from French; introduced about 1800 by French anatomist Marie-François-Xavier Bichal (1771-1802).

Tissue-paper is from 1777, supposedly so called because it was made to be placed between tissues to protect them. The meaning of "piece of absorbent paper used as a handkerchief" came from 1929.

A video communications system which is a communications service linked to an adapted television receiver, or video display terminal, by telephone or cable television lines to allow access to pages of information.

Systems can be one-way, allowing only for the display of selected information, or on-line or interactive, allowing for two-way communication.