IM

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Digital Technology

noun, plural IMs, IM's

verb (used without object), IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.

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decorum

historical usage of IM

Definition for im (2 of 7)

IM2

Swimming. individual medley.
Sports. intramural.
Also I.M. Isle of Man.

Definition for im (3 of 7)

-im

a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew: cherubim.

Origin of -im

From Hebrew

Definition for im (4 of 7)

I'm
[ ahym ]
/ aɪm /

contraction of I am.

usage note for I'm

Definition for im (5 of 7)

im-1

variant of in-2 before b, m, p: imbrute; immigrate; impassion.

Definition for im (6 of 7)

im-2

variant of in-3 before b, m, p: imbalance; immoral; imperishable.

Definition for im (7 of 7)

im-3

variant of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.
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British Dictionary definitions for im (1 of 4)

im

the internet domain name for

Isle of Man

British Dictionary definitions for im (2 of 4)

IM

abbreviation for

computing instant messaging
Also: i.m. intramuscular
chess International Master

British Dictionary definitions for im (3 of 4)

im-

prefix

a variant of in- 1, in- 2

British Dictionary definitions for im (4 of 4)

I'm
/ (aɪm) /

contraction of

I am
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Medical definitions for im

IM

abbr.

internal medicine
intramuscular
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