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text message

noun [C]     (also text)
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 pagerGrammar:Internet discourse and text messagesWe commonly communicate by means of emails or by sending texts on mobile phones and other small devices. This type of communication is normally informal, and the messages are often written very quickly. text-messaging     noun [U] (also texting) He has developed sore thumbs from too much text-messaging.Faxes, pagers, and text messages
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