Digital Technology

noun, plural IMs, IM's

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

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Related Words for ims

pulse, throb, force, tick, pulsation, time

Examples from the Web for ims

Contemporary Examples of ims

  • IMS Health tabulates the numbers of prescriptions dispensed by payment type.

  • Sorrell v IMS Health focused solely on prescription data, but it was a major battle in the wider war over data tracking.

  • A Vermont bill, Sorrell v IMS Health, went to the Supreme Court, but it was struck down on free speech grounds.

  • Schroeder includes several of the thousands of IMs that revealed the love, lust and scorn among the three in her film.

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    Web's Killer Love Triangle

    Larry Getlen

    March 23, 2010

  • The disgraced former congressman—who sent illicit emails and IMs to male teen aides—is staging a comeback with a new radio show.

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    Mark Foley's New Gig

    Benjamin Sarlin

    September 9, 2009

Historical Examples of ims

  • You should ha' seen him Sundays, interruptin' the minister and givin' out 'ims.

  • I'd almost called her a million times, written a thousand unsent emails and IMs.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • Uncle Amzi ims going to make big toboggan in ims yard and oo can slide down wif me.

    Otherwise Phyllis

    Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for ims


abbreviation for

Indian Medical Service


the internet domain name for

Isle of Man


abbreviation for

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



internal medicine
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