text messaging

noun
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of text messaging

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

Recent Examples of text messaging from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'text messaging.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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 for Students

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

Learn More about text messaging


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up text messaging? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

custom-made

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!