text message

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of text message

: a short message sent electronically usually from one cell phone to another

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First Known Use of text message

1977

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TEXT MESSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

text message

Definition of text message for English Language Learners

  • : a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device


TEXT MESSAGE Defined for Kids

text message

noun

Definition of text message for Students

: a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device

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