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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

1
First recorded in 1990–95

historical usage of IM

See internet.

Definition for IM (2 of 7)

IM2

abbreviation

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

Definition for IM (3 of 7)

I'm
[ ahym ]
/ aɪm /

contraction of I am.

usage note for I'm

Definition for IM (4 of 7)

im-1

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

Definition for IM (5 of 7)

im-2

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

Definition for IM (6 of 7)

im-3

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

Definition for IM (7 of 7)

-im

a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew: cherubim.

Origin of -im

From Hebrew
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Example sentences from the Web for IM

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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