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(word root) var. of in
Examples of words with the root im-: impolite
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 (ī′ĕm′) Informal
tr.v. IMed, IM·ing, IMs or IM'ed or IM'ing or IM's
1. To send (someone) an instant message: She IMed me to let me know that she would be late.
2. To express in an instant message: He IMed me that he wanted to meet at noon.
An instant message.
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the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Isle of Man


abbreviation for
1. (Computer Science) computing instant message
2. (Computer Science) computing instant messaging
3. (Anatomy) Also: i.m. intramuscular
4. (Chess & Draughts) chess International Master
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contraction of I am.


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


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


var. of in- 1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.
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V. intramuscular.
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The opposition camp and some local media outlets have raised suspicions that the purpose of Im's visit to the UAE was to assuage concerns on a nuclear power plant project in the UAE following the Moon Jae-in administration's announcement of a nuclear phase-out policy.
Al-Zubair, who addressed the IM's Darfur sector forum in North Darfur state capital of Al-Fashir on Thursday, said that leadership offices of the IM and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) approved plans to correct mistakes which led to problems in the previous general elections.
Known to be a top leader of IM's Azamgarh module, Shahnawaz escaped from India after the September 2008 Batla House encounter in Delhi.
Developed as a communications tool for interacting initially with friends and family, many of IM's most avid users (particularly 'knowledge workers' and those in technology-driven fields) brought IM into the workplace to leverage its presence awareness features (e.g., 'online', 'busy', 'away') to stay in touch with family, co-workers and friends.
Some experts dispute IM's overall productivity benefits, and banning it completely may seem like a simple and effective solution to IM risk.
IM's casual nature tends to encourage use of sloppy or loose language and less restraint than is found in more formal communications.
"Defense Minister Song Young-moo paid a visit to the Korean troops there, only a month before Im's visit.
Following Manzar's disclosure, anti- terror agencies are probing IM's nexus with Red rebels.
Ibrahim Ahmad Omer, chairman of the IM's Shura Council and NCP member, said in August that Al-Turabi's PCP will not be invited to the IM's general congress which, according to him, will be attended by 4,000 Sudanese Islamists as well as 150 foreign visitors.
The FCC's recent action will force AOL to use open standards, which will help fuel IM's growth.
Given that Lebanon still maintains diplomatic relations with North Korea, some vernacular reports speculated that Im's visit to the country may have also been aimed at secretly contacting North Korean officials amid strained inter-Korean relations due to Pyongyang's repeated military provocations.
Because the technology is less intrusive than a phone call and more immediate than e-mail, IM's proven ability as a fast, easy-to-use and inexpensive mode of communication that works across multiple platforms is driving its appeal.