Meaning of “instant messaging” in the English Dictionary

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"instant messaging" in British English

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instant messagingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɪn.stənt ˈmes.ɪ.dʒɪŋ/ us /ˌɪn.stənt ˈmes.ɪ.dʒɪŋ/

(Definition of “instant messaging” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"instant messaging" in Business English

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instant messagingnoun [ U ]

uk us abbreviation IM

COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET a service available on the internet that allows you to exchange written messages very quickly with someone who is using the internet at the same time:

Sometimes the only way I can contact my intern is through instant messaging.

(Definition of “instant messaging” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)