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Abbreviation

Learn how to abbreviate and shorten some words and how to use them.

What Does Lmk Mean, and How to Use It Correctly?

What Does Lmk Mean, and How to Use It Correctly?

Lmk is one of the most common abbreviations used in text messages and emails, standing for “let me know,” either capitalized or not.

Milena Lazova
Milena Lazova
English
IRL meaning and in which contexts to use it

IRL meaning and in which contexts to use it

When trying to discern whether something is real or part of digital life only, you can use the abbreviation “IRL” which means in real life.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
LMAO meaning in text messages and online

LMAO meaning in text messages and online

Have you ever received a message from a friend or acquaintance that simply read “lmao”? This 4-letter abbreviation means “laughing my ass off.”

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
FYI Meaning and its use in formal and informal contexts

FYI Meaning and its use in formal and informal contexts

FYI is an abbreviation of “for your information.” This phrase informs the addressee that the message that follows is simply to provide information and requires no action on their part.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
The “AFK” meaning in the gaming community and other online chatrooms

The “AFK” meaning in the gaming community and other online chatrooms

AFK is an abbreviation of the phrase “away from keyboard.” It is an initialism, meaning that it takes the first letter of each word to create a new term that’s shorter and easier to type.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
What does IDK mean and how do you use it?

What does IDK mean and how do you use it?

By knowing the IDK meaning, you’ll be able to communicate with native English speakers via instant messages or SMS messages without wondering what the other person is trying to tell you.

Milena Lazova
Milena Lazova
English
When to use mins or min as an abbreviation for minutes

When to use mins or min as an abbreviation for minutes

Although “mins” is a commonly used abbreviation for minutes, you should be aware that it is not correct for scientific use.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
What are acronyms and how did they appear in our vocabulary?

What are acronyms and how did they appear in our vocabulary?

Acronym is a form of abbreviation that is used for convenience and it allows us to use one word instead of repeating the entire phrase.

David J K Carr
David J K Carr
English
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