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message

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmesɪdʒ/
COMMUNICATIONS a short piece of information that you give or send to a person when you cannot speak to them directly: message from sb for sb There was a message for you from the catering company.message that I got your message that the meeting was postponed. leave a message If I'm not there when you phone, leave a message on my voicemail.take a message She's not here now; can I take a message?send sb a message He sent me several messages about the problem. I had a message in my inbox.
IT a piece of information that appears on a computer screen: I kept getting a message saying "Disable cookies".
MARKETING the main idea in an advertisement, speech, etc., or something that you want to tell people: The ad's main message should be that our products are safe to use.send a message Ridding the organization of poor performers also sends a strong message of low tolerance for poor results.
US an advertisement on television or radio: We'll be back right after these messages.
→  See also email message , error message , instant message , text message
Translations of “message”
in Korean 메시지…
in Arabic رِسالة…
in French message…
in Turkish ileti, haber, mesaj…
in Italian messaggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資訊, 訊息, 消息…
in Russian сообщение, записка, идейное содержание…
in Polish wiadomość, przesłanie…
in Spanish mensaje, recado…
in Portuguese mensagem, recado…
in German die Mitteilung, die Botschaft…
in Catalan missatge, encàrrec…
in Japanese 伝言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息, 消息, 口信…
(Definition of message noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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