Text refers to:
In books: a book, a textbook, Subtext, e-text or e-book.
In computing: character or string data as opposed to binary data, code segment, a memory portion of an object file that contains executable computer instructions, Plain text, Text-based (computing), an application whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics
In unit(s) of study: hermeneutics, philology, semiotics, the study of signs and symbols, both individually and grouped, units of discourse
In writing: a piece of writing, Textual criticism
To text, to send by text messaging
Editable text from scanning (OCR)
a narrative (see also literary theory and Hermeneutics)
"The Text" is a term indicative of a shared focus of study by a group of students.