instant mess-aging

instant messaging

noun Digital Technology.
a system for exchanging typed electronic messages instantly via the Internet or a cellular network, using a shared software application on a personal computer or mobile device. Abbreviation: IM
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instant message

Digital Technology.
noun
1.
an electronic message sent in real time via the Internet and therefore immediately available for display on the recipient's screen. Compare text message.
verb (used without object)
2.
to send such an electronic message. Abbreviation: IM Compare text ( def 16 ).
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instant message
 
n, —vb
1.  instant-message a message sent using instant-messaging technologyto send an instant message (to)
2.  instant-message a message sent using instant-messaging technologyto send an instant message (to)
 
n, —vb
1.  instant-message a message sent using instant-messaging technologyto send an instant message (to)
2.  instant-message a message sent using instant-messaging technologyto send an instant message (to)

instant messaging
 
n
computing IM the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones

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instant messaging (IM)

A computer communications program that allows people to send and receive typed messages very rapidly. It is often used for online “chats.”

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