SMS Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"SMS" in British English

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SMSnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌes.emˈes/
abbreviation forshortmessageservice: a ​system for ​sending textmessages from one ​mobilephone to another
(Definition of SMS from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"SMS" in Business English

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SMSnoun

COMMUNICATIONS
[U] abbreviation for shortmessageservice or ​shortmessagingservice: a ​system for ​sendingshorttextmessages from one ​mobilephone to another: In the UK we ​send around 100 million SMS ​messages a month. get/receive/​send an SMS ​messageby SMS There is plenty of ​evidence that ​people are ​willing to receive ​ads by SMS.
[C] a ​messagesent by SMS: Just ​send a ​text of what you are looking for then get an SMS back with relevant ​listings and ​phonenumbers.

SMSverb [T]

uk   us  
to ​send someone an SMSmessage: I SMSed her several ​times, but there wasn't any ​reply.
(Definition of SMS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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