predictive texting

Predictive text is an input technology most commonly used on cell phones. The technology allows some common words to be entered by a single key-press for each letter, as opposed to the multiple key-press approach used in the older generation of mobile phones. The intent is to simplify the writing of text messages and email.

However, the key sequence 4663 on a telephone keypad in English, will generally be defined as the word "good". However, the same key sequence also corresponds to other words, such as "home", "gone", "hoof", "hood" and so on. Such confusions may lead to mistaken meaning even if all of the words are typed correctly and spelled correctly. For example, "Are you home?" could be rendered as "Are you good?" Words produced by the same combination of key-presses are technically paragrams, but are commonly referred to as textonyms.

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See also : QWERTY  textonym  
NetLingo Classification: Net Software

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