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text messaging

noun

Definition of text messaging

  1. :  the sending of short text messages electronically especially from one cell phone to another



1982

First Known Use of text messaging

1982


TEXT MESSAGING Defined for Kids

text messaging

noun text mes·sag·ing \-ˈme-si-jiŋ\

Definition of text messaging

  1. :  the sending of messages electronically usually from one cell phone to another




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