text messaging


Definition of text messaging

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

Examples of text messaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forty eight states and Washington, D.C. now ban text messaging for all drivers. Meg Oliver, CBS News, "New Jersey woman faces 10 years in prison for deadly texting while driving case," 26 Nov. 2019 The tech company AdviNOW Medical and 98point6, which provides treatment through secure text messaging, both use artificial intelligence to question patients at the beginning of an appointment. Tom Murphy, The Denver Post, "Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial intelligence moves into health care," 24 Nov. 2019 Passengers also appreciate in-flight touches like free text messaging, the return of free meals in coach on some domestic flights, and the Delta One business class suites on its new Airbus A350 jetliners and other widebody planes. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Airlines in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 This is information that cannot be found on cleveland.com or social media and is a way to get to know reporters on the friendlier platform of text messaging. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "Video: Meet Project Text reporters, sign up for free trial today for chance at $600 in gift cards," 7 May 2019 In the real world, technology tends to isolate users; people feel more concerned with the life of their social media personas than their actual lives, while text messaging and anonymous comments online often replace in-person conversations. Nick Romano, EW.com, "How Death Stranding with Norman Reedus bridges the gap between videogames and cinema," 14 Nov. 2019 The Indianapolis Star reported that the texts were triggered by a maintenance update performed overnight for a text messaging platform that serves multiple carriers. Washington Post, "Forgot-you-not: Valentines Day ‘ghost texts’ arrive months late," 7 Nov. 2019 Police also fought him on accountability efforts around two racist text messaging scandals. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "SF supervisor leads anti-police-union ‘F— the POA’ chant at DA election party," 6 Nov. 2019 An analysis of whether this week’s text messaging incident reported by SI could have further legal or league disciplinary implications for the Patriots wide receiver. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Antonio Brown: Potential Legal Implications of Latest Developments," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of text messaging

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of text messaging was in 1982

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Last Updated

8 Dec 2019

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“Text messaging.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/text%20messaging. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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text messaging

text mes·​sag·​ing | \ -ˈme-si-jiŋ \

Kids Definition of text messaging

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

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