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Geheime Korrespondenz (secret correspondence), by Carl von Bergen
A headstone message in the "Jerusalem British "World War I Cemetery on "Mount Scopus

A message is a discrete unit of "communication intended by the "source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including "courier, "telegraphy, "carrier pigeon and "electronic bus. A message can be the content of a "broadcast. An "interactive exchange of messages forms a "conversation.

One example of a message is a communiqué (pronounced "/kəˈmjuːnɪk/), which is a brief report or statement released by a public agency.


Roles in human consumption[edit]

In communication between humans, messages can be verbal or "nonverbal:

In computer science[edit]

There are two main senses of the word "message" in "computing: messages between the human users of "computer systems that are delivered by those computer systems, and "messages passed between programs or between components of a "single program, for their own purposes.

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