Definition of Text editor

1. Noun. An editor who prepares text for publication.

Exact synonyms: Copy Editor, Copyreader
Generic synonyms: Editor, Editor In Chief
Derivative terms: Copyread

2. Noun. (computer science) an application that can be used to create and view and edit text files.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Editor, Editor Program

Definition of Text editor

1. Noun. (computing) A program which allows a user to edit the contents of a text file, usually in an interactive way with immediate visual feedback. Compare word processor. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Text Editor

text adventure
text adventures
text blindness
text box
text boxes
text edition
text editor (current term)
text editors
text file
text files
text hand
text hands
text link
text links
text message
text messages
text messaging
text retrieval

Literary usage of Text editor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"The SAS text editor The SAS text editor is an editing facility that is available in the Editor and SAS NOTEPAD windows of base SAS software, SAS/FSP, ..."

2. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"Create a Simple text editor? If you need a full-featured word processor window ... But if you want just a simple text editor along the lines of the Windows ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments by Institute SAS Institute, SAS Institute (2004)
"After you return to the SAS text editor window, you can issue the UNDO command to undo all of the changes that you made with your host editor. ..."

4. SAS/FSP(R) 9.1 Procedures Guide by Institute SAS Institute, Sas Institute (2004)
"Setting text editor Parameters The working environment for entering, editing, ... window is provided by the SAS text editor. The appearance and behavior of ..."

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