adjective tex·tu·al \ˈteks-chə-wəl, -chəl\

: relating to or based on a piece of writing (such as a book or magazine)

Full Definition of TEXTUAL

:  of, relating to, or based on a text
tex·tu·al·i·ty \ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
tex·tu·al·ly adverb

Origin of TEXTUAL

Middle English textuel, from Medieval Latin textus text
First Known Use: 15th century


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