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noun [C]  us   /ˈmes·ɪdʒ/

message noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a short piece of written or spoken information that is given or sent to someone: If I’m not there when you phone, leave a message. She’s not here – can I take a message?

message noun [C] (IDEA)

the main idea that an artist, writer, speaker, or group is trying to communicate: The message of the movie seems to be that only the most ruthless people can get ahead in politics.
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