short message service

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Definition of short message service

: a technology for sending short text messages between mobile phones : sms Short message service (SMS or text messaging) is doing especially well and is expected to be a bigger business than consumer messaging by 2006, Patterson says.— Otis Port

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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