instant messaging

noun

Definition of instant messaging

: a means or system for transmitting electronic messages instantly

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instant message noun or verb

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Expressing your gratitude in writing is not only proper etiquette, but in this digital age of instant messaging, handwritten notes are a refreshing personal touch. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Stationery wardrobe — part 2: Handwritten cards are the grace notes of life," 20 June 2019 Expressing your gratitude in writing is not only proper etiquette, but in this digital age of instant messaging, handwritten notes are a refreshing personal touch. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Stationery wardrobe — part 2: Handwritten cards are the grace notes of life," 20 June 2019 Expressing your gratitude in writing is not only proper etiquette, but in this digital age of instant messaging, handwritten notes are a refreshing personal touch. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Stationery wardrobe — part 2: Handwritten cards are the grace notes of life," 20 June 2019 Court records show that Haga was arrested in June 2016 after sharing child pornography with an undercover FBI officer who was using an instant messaging application called Kik Messenger. oregonlive.com, "Bandon man gets 30 years in prison for sexually abusing 2-month-old girl," 27 June 2019 The service aims to replace traditional work communication such as email and instant messaging. Washington Post, "Slack shows up for work and rallies in Wall Street debut," 20 June 2019 The service aims to replace traditional work communication such as email and instant messaging. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Slack surges as it puts a new spin on ‘going public’," 20 June 2019 Expressing your gratitude in writing is not only proper etiquette, but in this digital age of instant messaging, handwritten notes are a refreshing personal touch. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Stationery wardrobe — part 2: Handwritten cards are the grace notes of life," 20 June 2019 Expressing your gratitude in writing is not only proper etiquette, but in this digital age of instant messaging, handwritten notes are a refreshing personal touch. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Stationery wardrobe — part 2: Handwritten cards are the grace notes of life," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of instant messaging

1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of instant messaging was in 1995

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instant messaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of instant messaging

: a system for sending messages quickly over the Internet from one computer to another computer

instant messaging

noun
instant mes·​sag·​ing | \ -ˈme-si-jiŋ\

Kids Definition of instant messaging

: a system for sending messages quickly over the Internet from one computer to another

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