text file

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text file ‎(plural text files)

  1. (computing) A simple data file containing only plain, human-readable text, distinct from documents with embedded formatting
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (computing) A simple data file in a character encoding that allows it to be read in a simple editor: usually, seven-bit, as opposed to containing raw binary data.


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