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Wiktionary

  1. textingnoun

    the use of a mobile phone to send text messages via SMS

  2. Etymology: derived from text messaging

Wikipedia

  1. Texting

    Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile devices, desktops/laptops, or another type of compatible computer. Text messages may be sent over a cellular network, or may also be sent via satellite or Internet connection. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS). It has grown beyond alphanumeric text to include multimedia messages using the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) containing digital images, videos, and sound content, as well as ideograms known as emoji (happy faces, sad faces, and other icons), and instant messenger applications (usually the term is used when on mobile devices). Text messages are used for personal, family, business and social purposes. Governmental and non-governmental organizations use text messaging for communication between colleagues. In the 2010s, the sending of short informal messages became an accepted part of many cultures, as happened earlier with emailing. This makes texting a quick and easy way to communicate with friends, family and colleagues, including in contexts where a call would be impolite or inappropriate (e.g., calling very late at night or when one knows the other person is busy with family or work activities). Like e-mail and voicemail and unlike calls (in which the caller hopes to speak directly with the recipient), texting does not require the caller and recipient to both be free at the same moment; this permits communication even between busy individuals. Text messages can also be used to interact with automated systems, for example, to order products or services from e-commerce websites, or to participate in online contests. Advertisers and service providers use direct text marketing to send messages to mobile users about promotions, payment due dates, and other notifications instead of using postal mail, email, or voicemail.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of texting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of texting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of texting in a Sentence

  1. Adam Aron:

    We have heard loud and clear that this is a concept our audience does not want. In this age of social media, we get feedback from you almost instantaneously and as such, we are constantly listening. Accordingly, just as instantaneously, this is an idea that we have relegated to the cutting room floor, with your advice in hand, there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWED in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future.

  2. Andy Kim:

    I literally started with people that I knew out in Afghanistan, calling, texting, emailing, some of them we're able to get out, and those are some of the good news stories that help kind of propel us to keep pushing.

  3. John Liu:

    It's hard not to notice the number of people texting while walking, and downright alarming to see people continuing their texting while crossing the street, we want New Yorkers to know it's OK to wait the 5 seconds.

  4. David Strayer:

    We can't all be goody two-shoes and sit in the car and do nothing, so maybe if it crowds out less safe behavior like texting that's good.

  5. Rance Nix:

    In 2020, I think texting is the predominant form of communication and we want to get back to the grassroots and treat it just like the show' The Love is Blind,' because essentially, people are in the pods. The pods are in your apartment, and we want people to communicate and test that vibe over the phone.

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