Definition of plain text in English:

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plain text

Pronunciation: /ˈplān tekst/


Text that is not computationally tagged, specially formatted, or written in code.
Example sentences
  • You should use the clear-text method of signing when you want to be able to copy-and-paste your signed message into or out of e-mail, or otherwise treat it as plaintext.
  • However, the command and its format are much easier to remember, and since the output is plaintext instead of binary, it does not need to be encoded to send it as e-mail.
  • This means that law enforcement could present decrypted plaintext in open court, but refuse to reveal to the defendant how that plaintext was obtained.

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Syllabification: plain text

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