messaging

[ mes-uh-jing ]
/ ˈmɛs ə dʒɪŋ /

noun

a system or process of transmitting messages, especially electronically, by computer, telephone, television cable, etc.

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Origin of messaging

Definition for messaging (2 of 2)

message
[ mes-ij ]
/ ˈmɛs ɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used without object)

to send a message, especially an electronic message.

verb (used with object)

to send (a person) a message.
to send as a message.

Origin of message

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Vulgar Latin *missāticum, equivalent to Latin miss(us) sent (past participle of mittere to send) + -āticum -age

OTHER WORDS FROM message

in·ter·mes·sage, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH message

massage message
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British Dictionary definitions for messaging (1 of 2)

messaging
/ (ˈmɛsɪdʒɪŋ) /

noun

the practice of sending and receiving written communications by computer or mobile phone

British Dictionary definitions for messaging (2 of 2)

message
/ (ˈmɛsɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

(tr) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)

Word Origin for message

C13: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin missāticum (unattested) something sent, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere to send
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Idioms and Phrases with messaging

message

see get the message.

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