AC

What Does AC Mean?

The most common meaning for AC is "Air Conditioning" (i.e., a system to control humidity and temperature in a building or vehicle). AC also means "Alternating Current" (i.e., the electric current used in power supplies that rapidly reverses its direction at regular intervals).

Of note, AC (Alternating Current) is often used to describe someone who is homosexual. It derives from the use of AC/DC as a term for bi-sexual (the inference being that someone who is DC (Direct Current) is straight).

Summary of Key Points

"Air Conditioning" is the most common definition for AC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

AC
Definition:Air Conditioning
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for AC

When I write AC, I mean this:

meaning of AC
The image shows someone adjusting the temperature on an air conditioning unit.

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Examples of AC in Sentences

Here are some examples of AC being used in sentences:
  • Why is the AC still on? It's freezing!
  • (Here, AC means air conditioning.)
  • Can you buy me 12v AC tranformer?
  • (Here, AC means alternating current.)
  • Tony: You are so AC.
  • Jordan: No, I'm very much DC.
  • (Here, AC is being used to mean homosexual, and DC is being used to mean straight.)

An Academic Look at AC

AC is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ay See). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Second Definition for AC

This meaning was also noted:

AC
Definition:Alternating Current
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of AC Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) BURR (cold) HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning)