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message

Informatics
The basic unit of data transferred between information systems, which is comprised of blocks of information sent in a defined sequence. Each message is identified by a 3-character code under HD7, which defines its purpose—e.g., the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) message type is used to transmit patient ADT data from one system to another.
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"And I have two messages to deliver, which I hope you will not object to receive.
On the third day after the fever broke Tarzan wrote a message asking D'Arnot if he felt strong enough to be carried back to the cabin.
"The closing paragraph be unfortunately worded," said Norman of Torn, "for because of it shall the King's messenger eat the King's message; and thus take back in his belly the answer of Norman of Torn." And crumpling the parchment in his hand, he advanced toward the royal emissary.
"Of course." I had picked up the original cipher message and was bending my brows over it.
Why, this is not the first time in my life I have carried messages to high and exalted ladies."
It is true that by holding me up and obstructing my message, you may bring about the evil you seek, but unless that word is cabled back to New York, and my senders believe that my message has been delivered, there can be no certainty.
"It isn't the thing itself I worry about," Sir Alfred said thoughtfully,--"they'll never decode that message. It's the something that lies behind it.
Then I called a message to the soldiers who followed me, saying:--
Bethell developed to its highest point in New York, a user of the telephone pays a fixed minimum price for a certain number of messages per year, and extra for all messages over this number.
In her mind there was also the desire to protect her lover, for she knew that the strain of his present standing with her aunt and uncle would be added to, unconsciously in their minds, by the weird message of Planchette.
It seems he said something about me--and she has sent a kind message, inviting me to visit her one of these days.
On the very evening upon which I had his answer, Hilton Cubitt sent me the last message from Slaney.