text editor

noun Computers.
a program for editing stored documents, performing such functions as adding, deleting, or moving text.

Origin:
1970–75

text-editing, adjective
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text editor definition

tool, text
A utility program for creating and modifying text files. This differs from a word processor in that the word processors often embed special control codes or escape sequences in the file to control formatting.
(1996-11-15)
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Example sentences
Press alt tab to return to your text editor or word processing program.
Edit the file manually using a text editor and insert the required permission.
In the text editor, follow the instructions for adding links to pages within
  your website to create a link to your new page.
The output file is in tab-delimited format and may be easier to view in a
  spreadsheet than a text editor.
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