running text

noun

: the main text of a document : text in the form of sentences or paragraphs as distinguished from captions, titles, lists, etc.
a rare word found in lexicons but not in running text
This figure (3a) has a weakly informative caption, as we have discussed, so the running text needs to be looked at closely.James A. Fay, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 1994

Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of running text was in 1724

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“Running text.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20text. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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