Acronyms dictionary APM What does APM mean? APM is an acronym that means actions per minute. It’s most commonly used in real-time video games such as Starcraft and refers to how many actions a player can perform in a minute. The best players have high APM rates. Examples of APM I've got an APM of about 28 and I smash fools in bronze! ChrisTripp, YouTube, July, 2010 I don't know how comparable this number is compared to Smashladder or Slippi Stats but it should still be meaningful relative to your opponent's APM. @UnclePunch_, April, 2018 And while APMs might be measured for curiosity's sake in other games, they're more important in "StarCraft II" than any other e-sport simply because the game itself is so complicated. Yannick Lejacq, NBCNews.com, October, 2013 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Just Added pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect, CSI effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of APM like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of APM that will help our users expand their word mastery.