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 for text file
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  text file
      n 1: (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and
           possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII
           characters [syn: text file, document]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  text file
      A file containing no "invisible" control
     characters, only printable letters, numbers and symbols,
     usually from the ASCII character set.
     A text file can be produced with a text editor and can
     usually be imported into any word processor though it will
     probably appear unformatted.
     Compare binary file, flat file, rich text file.

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