am

Definition of am

  1. present 1st singular of be

Origin and Etymology of am

Middle English, from Old English eom; akin to Old Norse em am, Latin sum, Greek eimi


1

Am

abbreviation

Definition of Am

  1. America; American


2

Am

symbol

Definition of Am

  1. americium

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


1

AM

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noun, often attributive \ˈā-ˌem\

Definition of AM

  1. :  a broadcasting system using amplitude modulation; also :  a radio receiver of such a system

Origin and Etymology of am

amplitude modulation


First Known Use: 1940


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AM

abbreviation

Definition of AM

  1. 1 airmail

  2. 2 Air Medal

  3. 3 [Latin anno mundi] in the year of the world —often printed in small capitals

  4. 4 ante meridiem —often not cap and often punctuated

  5. 5 [New Latin artium magister] master of arts


AM Defined for English Language Learners


1

AM

play
noun, often attributive \ˈā-ˌem\

Definition of AM for English Language Learners

  • : a system for sending radio signals in which the height of a radio wave is changed in order to send information in the form of sound


AM Defined for Kids

am

Definition of am for Students

  1. present first person sing of be


Medical Dictionary

Am

symbol

Medical Definition of Am

  1. americium


AM

abbreviation

Medical Definition of AM

  1. 1[Latin ante meridiem] before noon

  2. 2[Medieval Latin Artium Magister] master of arts


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