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message


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Message  \Mes"sage\  (?;  48),  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  missaticum  fr  L. 
  mittere  missum,  to  send  See  {Mission},  and  cf 
  {Messenger}.] 
  1.  Any  notice,  word  or  communication,  written  or  verbal, 
  sent  from  one  person  to  another. 
 
  Ehud  said  I  have  a  message  from  God  unto  thee. 
  --Judg.  iii. 
  20. 
 
  2.  Hence  specifically,  an  official  communication,  not  made 
  in  person,  but  delivered  by  a  messenger;  as  the 
  President's  message. 
 
  {Message  shell}.  See  {Shell}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Message  \Mes"sage\,  v.  t. 
  To  bear  as  a  message.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Message  \Mes"sage\,  n.  [OE.,  fr  OF  message,  fr  LL 
  missaticus  See  1st  {Message}.] 
  A  messenger.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  message 
  n  1:  a  communication  (usually  brief)  that  is  written  or  spoken  or 
  signaled;  "he  sent  a  three-word  message" 
  2:  what  a  communication  that  is  about  something  is  about  [syn: 
  {content},  {subject  matter},  {substance}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  message 
 
  In  {object-oriented  programming}  sending  a  message  to  an 
  {object}  (to  invoke  a  {method})  is  equivalent  to  calling  a 
  {procedure}  in  traditional  programming  languages,  except  that 
  the  actual  code  executed  may  only  be  selected  at  run-time 
  depending  on  the  {class}  of  the  object.  Thus  in  response  to 
  the  message  "drawSelf",  the  method  code  invoked  would  be 
  different  if  the  target  object  were  a  circle  or  a  square. 
 
  (1995-02-16) 
 
 




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