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text message

noun [C] uk   (also text) us  
A2 a written message, often containing short forms of words, sent from one mobile phone or pager to another: He sent me a text message to say he would be late.Faxes, pagers, and text messages
text-messaging
noun [U] uk   (also texting) us  
He has developed sore thumbs from too much text-messaging.Faxes, pagers, and text messages
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