text message

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noun

an electronic message sent over a cellular network from one cell phone to another by typing words, often in shortened form, as “l8t” for “late,” on the phone's numeric or QWERTY keypad.

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Origin of text message

First recorded in 1975–80
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text message

noun

a written message sent by means of a mobile phone
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