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IM

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[ ahy-em ]
/ ˈaɪˈɛm /
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noun, plural IMs, IM's
verb (used without object), IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.
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Origin of IM

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First recorded in 1990–95

historical usage of IM

See internet.

Other definitions for IM (2 of 7)

IM2

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

Other definitions for IM (3 of 7)

I'm
[ ahym ]
/ aɪm /

contraction of I am.

usage note for I'm

Other definitions for IM (4 of 7)

im-1

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

Other definitions for IM (5 of 7)

im-2

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

Other definitions for IM (6 of 7)

im-3

variant of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.

Other definitions for IM (7 of 7)

-im

a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew: cherubim.

Origin of -im

From Hebrew
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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)

I'm
/ (aɪm) /

contraction of
I am

British Dictionary definitions for IM (4 of 4)

im-

prefix
a variant of in- 1, in- 2
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Medical definitions for IM (1 of 3)

im- 22

pref.
Variant ofin-2

Medical definitions for IM (2 of 3)

im- 11

pref.
Variant ofin-1

Medical definitions for IM (3 of 3)

IM

abbr.
internal medicine
intramuscular
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