text

v.
To create and send text messages.
texting pp.
Example Citation:
'Some Americans wonder how you can actually punch letters on a small keypad,' said Ayson. 'Some Filipino teenagers can do it blindfolded. I can't do that — but I can text while driving.'
— Benjamin Pimentel, "Cell Phone Craze May Be Key to Philippines' Future; Nation a hotbed of 'texting'," The San Francisco Chronicle, February 11, 2001
Earliest Citation:
Globe Telecommunications GMCR followed, and popularized, at the same time made popular by, its value-added services such as Caller ID, Voice Mail, ... and, its most popular feature, Text Messaging. Texting has become so popular that it introduced a convenient new communication channel, making people rely not just on audio transmission but also on data.
— Vivian A. Sun, "GSM: The wave of the future," Business World, January 22, 1999
Notes:
With all the recent fuss and bother about accidents caused by drivers talking on cell phones, imagine the hue and cry that will ensue when it becomes apparent that drivers are also typing on cell phones!
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  • Text — (von lateinisch textum ‚Gewebe, Zusammenfügung‘) bezeichnet eine abgegrenzte, zusammenhängende Äußerung in geschriebener Sprache, im weiteren Sinne auch die nicht geschriebene, aber schreibbare Sprachinformation (beispielsweise eines Liedes,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • text — TEXT, texte, s.n. 1. Ceea ce este exprimat în scris; cuprinsul unei opere literare sau ştiinţifice, al unui discurs, al unei legi etc. ♦ Fragment, parte dintr o scriere. 2. Cuvintele unei compoziţii muzicale. 3. Literă de tipar cu un corp de 20… …   Dicționar Român

  • Text — (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a snare.] 1. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text — may refer to:* Plain text * Written language ** Book ** Textbook, a standardized instructional book * TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex Refused Members. * Text file, a computer file consisting solely of characters from a recognized character… …   Wikipedia

  • TEXT — is the band founded by Kristofer Steen, David Sandström, Fredrik Bäckström and Jon F Brännström. All, except Bäckström, were ex members of hardcore band Refused. Stylistically, they have little in common with Refused apart from this fact. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • Text Me TV — is a television program based out of Lansing, Michigan, produced at the Lansing affiliate for The CW, WLAJ DT2. It consists of one or two people onscreen who read cell phone text messages sent in by viewers, occasionally reacting to them. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Text — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. textus Text , eigentlich Gewebe zu l. texere weben , das mit gr. téchnē f. Handwerk, Kunst, Fertigkeit verwandt ist (Technik).    Ebenso nndl. tekst, ne. text, nfrz. texte, nschw. text, nisl. texti. S …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • text — The meaning most familiar to many people today may well be the most recent one, short for text message (see next entry). This meaning has produced a revival of an obsolete verb: to text someone is to send them a text message …   Modern English usage

  • Text — Text, v. t. To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text- — [lat. textus = Gewebe (slat. = Gewebe der Rede, »Text«), textile = Tuch, Leinwand u. textum, textura = Gefüge (texere, textum = weben, flechten, verfertigen)]: Wortbildungselement in Zus., die sich einerseits auf natürliche oder hergestellte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • text — [tekst] n. [ME < OFr texte < L textus, fabric, structure, text < pp. of texere, to weave: see TECHNIC] 1. the actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording 2. a) the actual or original words used by an author, as distinguished …   English World dictionary

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