Definition of plain text noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plain text

 noun
noun
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[uncountable](specialist)
 
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data that is stored in the form of ASCII (= a standard code used so that data can be moved between computers that use different programs). Plain text cannot be formatted (= displayed in a particular way on the screen).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plain text