textual criticism
noun Date: 1859 1. the study of a literary work that aims to establish the original text 2. a critical study of literature emphasizing a close reading and analysis of the text

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • textual criticism — n. the scholarly study of the text of a written work, often, specif., in an effort to determine the original or most authoritative form of that work * * * Introduction       the technique of restoring texts as nearly as possible to their original …   Universalium

  • Textual Criticism — • The object of textual criticism is to restore as nearly as possible the original text of a work the autograph of which has been lost Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • textual criticism — n. the scholarly study of the text of a written work, often, specif., in an effort to determine the original or most authoritative form of that work …   English World dictionary

  • Textual criticism — Carmina Cantabrigiensia, Manuscript C, folio 436v, 11th century Textual criticism (or lower criticism) is a branch of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification and removal of transcription errors in the texts of manuscripts.… …   Wikipedia

  • textual criticism. — textual critic. See lower criticism. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • textual criticism. — textual critic. See lower criticism. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • textual criticism — noun comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity • Hypernyms: ↑criticism, ↑literary criticism • Hyponyms: ↑higher criticism, ↑lower criticism, ↑Masorah, ↑Masora …   Useful english dictionary

  • textual criticism — tex′tual crit′icism n. rel lower criticism • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • textual criticism — /tɛkstʃuəl ˈkrɪtəsɪzəm/ (say tekschoohuhl krituhsizuhm) noun 1. the scholarly study of manuscripts in order to establish the original text and elucidate questions of authorship. 2. literary criticism working from close analysis of the text …   Australian English dictionary

  • textual criticism — noun the process of attempting to ascertain the original wording of a text …   English new terms dictionary

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