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"text message" in British English

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text messagenoun [C]

uk   us   (also text)
A2 a written ​message, often ​containingshortforms of words, ​sent from one ​mobilephone or ​pager to another: He ​sent me a text ​message to say he would be late.

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text-messaging
noun [U] uk   us   (also texting)
Text-messaging is the way that most ​youngpeoplecontact each other these ​days.
(Definition of text message from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"text message" in American English

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text messagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtekst ˌmes·ədʒ/
a ​short message you ​send to someone's ​cellularphone by ​pushingbuttons for ​letters on ​yourphone: Customers can also get text messages ​alerting them of ​traffic tie-ups.
text messaging
noun [U]
(Definition of text message from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"text message" in Business English

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text messagenoun [C]

uk   us   (also text) COMMUNICATIONS
a ​short written ​message that you ​send or receive using a ​mobilephone: get/send/receive a text message On the ​train I ​sent various text ​messages to ​colleagues. Sign up to get text ​message alertssent to your ​mobilephone.

text messageverb [I or T]

(also text-message) uk   us   (also text) COMMUNICATIONS
to ​send someone a text ​message: The ​studyshows that teenagers text-message each other rather than making ​calls. Drivers are not ​allowed to use their ​phones to text ​message while ​driving.
(Definition of text message from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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