A CDE Definition
(1) (noun) Any data transmitted over a network. Just as a program becomes a "job" when it runs in the computer, data becomes a "message" when it is transmitted. See communications protocol, email, text messaging and instant messaging.
(2) (verb) To send a message. For example, "message me" means send me a text or instant message. See text messaging and instant messaging.
(3) In object technology, communicating between objects, similar to a function call in traditional programming.
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