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A message in its most general meaning is an object of communication. It is something which provides information; it can also be this information itself. Therefore, its meaning is dependent upon the context in which it is used; the term may apply to both the information and its form. A communiqué is a brief report or statement released by a public agency. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... An object in grammar is a sentence element and part of the sentence predicate. ... For other uses, see Communication (disambiguation). ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ...

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In communications science

More precisely, in communications science, a message is information which is sent from a source to a receiver. Some common definitions include: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ... A source is one of the basic concepts of communication and information processing. ...

In communication between humans, messages can be verbal or nonverbal: Personification of thought (Greek Εννοια) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey Thought or thinking is a mental process which allows beings to model the world, and so to deal with it effectively according to their goals, plans, ends and desires. ... IDEA may refer to: Electronic Directory of the European Institutions IDEA League Improvement and Development Agency Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Indian Distance Education Association Integrated Data Environments Australia Intelligent Database Environment for Advanced Applications IntelliJ IDEA - a Java IDE Interactive Database for Energy-efficient Architecture International IDEA (International Institute... In telecommunications, transmission is the act of transmitting electrical messages (and the associated phenomena of radiant energy that passes through media). ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ...

  • A verbal message is an exchange of information using words. Examples include face-to-face communication, telephone calls, voicemails, etc.
  • A nonverbal message is communicated through actions or behaviors rather than words. Examples include the use of body language and the actions made by an individual.

For other uses, see Body language (disambiguation). ...

In computer science

There are two main senses of the word "message" in computer science: messages passed within software, which may or may not be human-readable, and human-readable messages delivered via computer software for person-to-person communication.

  • Message passing is a form of communication used in concurrent and parallel computing, object-oriented programming, and interprocess communication, where communication is made by sending messages to recipients. In a related use of this sense of a message, in object-oriented programming languages such as Smalltalk or Java, a message is sent to an object, specifying a request for action.
  • Instant messaging and e-mail are examples of computer software designed for delivering human-readable messages in formatted or unformatted text, from one person to another.

In computer science, message passing is a form of communication used in concurrent programming, parallel programming, object-oriented programming, and interprocess communication. ... An object-oriented programming language (also called an OO language) is one that allows or encourages, to some degree, object-oriented programming techniques such as encapsulation, inheritance, interfaces, and polymorphism. ... For other uses, see Small talk. ... This article is about the Java island. ... In strictly mathematical branches of computer science the term object is used in a purely mathematical sense to refer to any thing. While this interpretation is useful in the discussion of abstract theory, it is not concrete enough to serve as a primitive datatype in the discussion of more concrete... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

History of messaging

Airmail imprint on an envelope (Thailand) Airmail (or air mail) is mail that is transported by aircraft. ... Electronic mail, abbreviated e-mail or email, is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ... In most postal systems Express mail refers to an accelerated delivery service for which the customer pays a surcharge and receives faster delivery. ... Homing pigeon The homing pigeon is a variety of domesticated Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) that has been selectively bred to be able to find its way home over extremely long distances. ... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... Smoke signals is an early form of the optical telegraph, developed by the Native Americans and in China. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... Telegraph and Telegram redirect here. ... In telecommunication, Telephony encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances. ... For other uses, see SMS (disambiguation). ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ...

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Message - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Message in its most general meaning is an object of communication.
More precisely, in the communications science, a message is information which is sent from a source to a receiver.
In languages such as Smalltalk, a message is an object which specifies a request for action.
Message (JavaMail API documentation) (1577 words)
Message objects are obtained either from a Folder or by constructing a new Message object of the appropriate subclass.
A Message object's message number is the relative position of this Message in its Folder.
Messages that do not belong to any folder (like newly composed or derived messages) have 0 as their message number.
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