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WhatsApp provides phone-number-based messaging, and people asked, 'Isn't that what SMS is?' Yes, but SMS is expensive, antiquated, and what WhatsApp did was modernize and level that playing field. For example, in Europe, if France wants to talk to Belgium, it's extraordinary costly because of border and telecom charges.
Brian Acton

Meaning of "SMS" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SMS

SMS play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SMS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sms is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb SMS in English.

WHAT DOES SMS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Short Message Service

Short Message Service is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow fixed line or mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages. SMS was the most widely used data application, with an estimated 3.5 billion active users, or about 80% of all mobile phone subscribers at the end of 2010. The term "SMS" is used for both the user activity and all types of short text messaging in many parts of the world. SMS is also employed in direct marketing, known as SMS marketing. SMS as used on modern handsets originated from radio telegraphy in radio memo pagers using standardized phone protocols. These were defined in 1985 as part of the Global System for Mobile Communications series of standards as a means of sending messages of up to 160 characters to and from GSM mobile handsets. Though most SMS messages are mobile-to-mobile text messages, support for the service has expanded to include other mobile technologies, such as ANSI CDMA networks and Digital AMPS, as well as satellite and landline networks.

Definition of SMS in the English dictionary

The first definition of SMS in the dictionary is short message service: a system used for sending text messages to and from mobile phones. Other definition of SMS is a text message sent using SMS. Sms is also to send a text message using SMS.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SMS

PRESENT

Present
I sms
you sms
he/she/it smses
we sms
you sms
they sms
Present continuous
I am smsing
you are smsing
he/she/it is smsing
we are smsing
you are smsing
they are smsing
Present perfect
I have smsed
you have smsed
he/she/it has smsed
we have smsed
you have smsed
they have smsed
Present perfect continuous
I have been smsing
you have been smsing
he/she/it has been smsing
we have been smsing
you have been smsing
they have been smsing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I smsed
you smsed
he/she/it smsed
we smsed
you smsed
they smsed
Past continuous
I was smsing
you were smsing
he/she/it was smsing
we were smsing
you were smsing
they were smsing
Past perfect
I had smsed
you had smsed
he/she/it had smsed
we had smsed
you had smsed
they had smsed
Past perfect continuous
I had been smsing
you had been smsing
he/she/it had been smsing
we had been smsing
you had been smsing
they had been smsing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sms
you will sms
he/she/it will sms
we will sms
you will sms
they will sms
Future continuous
I will be smsing
you will be smsing
he/she/it will be smsing
we will be smsing
you will be smsing
they will be smsing
Future perfect
I will have smsed
you will have smsed
he/she/it will have smsed
we will have smsed
you will have smsed
they will have smsed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been smsing
you will have been smsing
he/she/it will have been smsing
we will have been smsing
you will have been smsing
they will have been smsing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would SMS
you would SMS
he/she/it would SMS
we would SMS
you would SMS
they would SMS
Conditional continuous
I would be smsing
you would be smsing
he/she/it would be smsing
we would be smsing
you would be smsing
they would be smsing
Conditional perfect
I would have SMS
you would have SMS
he/she/it would have SMS
we would have SMS
you would have SMS
they would have SMS
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been smsing
you would have been smsing
he/she/it would have been smsing
we would have been smsing
you would have been smsing
they would have been smsing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sms
we let´s sms
you sms
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sms
Past participle
smsed
Present Participle
smsing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SMS

SMP
smriti
SMTP

WORDS THAT END LIKE SMS

AMS
ASTMS
DBMS
DCMS
FMS
GMS
IMS
LMS
MMS
OHMS
OMS
PMS
QMS
TMS
ZAMS

Synonyms and antonyms of SMS in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «SMS» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SMS

Find out the translation of SMS to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of SMS from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «SMS» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

手机短信息
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

SMS
570 millions of speakers

English

SMS
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एसएमएस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خِدْمَةُ الرَّسَائِلِ الْقَصِيرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

служба коротких сообщений (СМС)
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

SMS
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খুদেবার্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

texto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

SMS
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

SMS
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ショートメッセージサービス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

SMS
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

SMS
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tin nhắn SMS
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எஸ்எம்எஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एसएमएस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

SMS
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

SMS
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krótka wiadomość tekstowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

SMS
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μήνυμα SMS
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

SMS
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sms
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

SMS
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of SMS

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SMS»

The term «SMS» is very widely used and occupies the 1.931 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SMS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «SMS» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «SMS» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about SMS

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «SMS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word SMS.
1
Brian Acton
WhatsApp provides phone-number-based messaging, and people asked, 'Isn't that what SMS is?' Yes, but SMS is expensive, antiquated, and what WhatsApp did was modernize and level that playing field. For example, in Europe, if France wants to talk to Belgium, it's extraordinary costly because of border and telecom charges.
2
Alber Elbaz
I think that if you want to pass emotion, you have to write a letter. Emotions do not pass in SMS or in e-mail.
3
Biz Stone
The international limit on mobile texting, or SMS, is 160 characters. We wanted Twitter to be entirely readable and writable on every single one of the over five billion mobile phones on this planet, because they all have SMS built in. So we said it has to be within 160 characters, all the tweets.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SMS»

Discover the use of SMS in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to SMS and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
SMS Uprising: Mobile Phone Activism in Africa
SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa offers practical examples of how activists in Africa are using mobile technology to organize and document their experiences and how the phones capabilities have had a dynamic influence on activists ...
Sokari Ekine, 2010
2
Short Message Service (SMS): The Creation of Personal Global ...
The book also looks to the future, as a large number of new GSM and evolved GSM phones will support SMS as a mass market high availability messaging service, a new simple Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) suitable for use by everyone and ...
Friedhelm Hillebrand, 2010
3
SMS and MMS Interworking in Mobile Networks
This comprehensive book offers wireless engineers and managers practical guidance in the planning and implementation of SMS and MMS services with interworking (the ability to successfully send a message when the origin and destination ...
A. Henry-Labordère, Vincent Jonack, 2004
4
How to Build an SMS Service
Building an SMS service can be quite simple. This tutorial guides you through a variety of implementations, giving you the information you need to choose one that best fits your unique needs and circumstances.
Jordan Schwartz, Brian Retford, 2007
5
Email, SMS, MMS: The Linguistic Creativity of Asynchronous ...
This question cannot be answered easily because their registers are hybrid; they make use of both orality and literacy. This book offers an accurate placement of emails and text messages along the written/spoken continuum.
Carmen Frehner, 2008
6
Sms
His tongue-in-cheek title for this collection of photographs, "SMS, " refers to sex, mountains, and sunsets, and as that list suggests, it reads like a still love montage--dams coursing, couples kissing, and lots of butts.
‎2005
7
The Inside Text: Social, Cultural and Design Perspectives on SMS
This book is the first to bring together scientific studies into the values that ‘texting’ provides, examining both cultural variation in countries as different as the Philippines and Germany, as well as the differences between SMS and ...
Richard Harper, Leysia Ann Palen, A. Taylor, 2006
8
SMS 2003 Administrator's Reference: Systems Management ...
This book discusses the steps you need to take to ensure that SMS 2003 is administered successfully to provide powerful management across an enterprise.
Ron D. Crumbaker, 2007
9
SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
However, with SMS 2003, some ofthe pain of updating distribution points has been alleviated by delta updates. When you add files to a package source, SMS will only copy the new files to the distribution point, instead of copying the entire ...
Greg Ramsey, Warren Byle, 2006
10
Administering SMS
-- Special elements in each of the Administering books include: -- Task-at-a-glance labeled in each chapter Table of Contents -- Task-oriented section guides propels readers directly to task -- Walk-throughs provide readers with step-by ...
Mark Wilkins, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SMS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term SMS is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Truecaller Wants To Make SMS Smart And Social With New Android …
'Truemessenger' is an SMS replacement app for Android that taps into the company's network of users to verify the identify of those who send text messages. «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
2
Reluctant 'father of SMS' Matti Makkonen dies
Makkonen pitched the original idea for SMS in 1984, while working as a civil servant, over a pizza at a telecoms conference in Copenhagen. His work is widely ... «Wired.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
Mobile call, SMS to cost less from May 1; Roaming charges down too
“TRAI has reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming calls and SMS and has mandated telecom service providers to offer a special roaming tariff plan. «The Indian Express, Apr 15»
4
Did SMS cost Proteas World Cup?
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat reportedly told Proteas coach Russell Domingo via SMS to pick an extra player of colour in the team for ... «Sport24, Mar 15»
5
Modi's tweets will be available as SMS now
Through this service, users will be able to receive curated tweets from 16 verified government accounts as SMS by giving a missed call to predefined landline ... «Times of India, Mar 15»
6
ANC: DA SMS presented opinion as fact
DA leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to reporters after judgment was handed down in the appeal against an Electoral Court judgment that a DA SMS sent to voters ... «News24, Jan 15»
7
Les Français boudent les SMS du Nouvel An, en baisse de plus de …
Près de 300 millions de SMS et MMS ont été é Près de 300 millions de SMS et MMS ont été échangés entre 21 heures et 2 heures ... «Francetv info, Jan 15»
8
Exclusive: 50 Cent's SMS Audio Making Headphones That Keep …
50 Cent's SMS Audio is about to announce a major deal that could help keep it from getting left behind by the newly forged Apple-Beats powerhouse. Sources ... «Gizmodo, Aug 14»
9
50 Cent: SMS Audio benefits from Beats/Apple
While he talked freely about his work with SMS, he laughingly brushed off questions about his basketball future. Anthony is considered one of the top prizes in ... «Yahoo Sports, Jun 14»
10
Central African Republic Bans Text Messages, Says SMS Is A …
The Central African Republic has banned text messages in the war-torn country, with the telecommunications ministry saying Tuesday that SMS constitutes a ... «International Business Times, Jun 14»

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