AFAICS

What Does AFAICS Mean?

AFAICS means "As Far As I Can See". AFAICS is typically used at the start of a statement to make it clear the statement is a personal opinion or a personal take on the situation.

AFAICS can also be used like a caveat meaning "I am not 100% certain, but I think…"

Summary of Key Points

"As Far As I Can See" is the most common definition for AFAICS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

AFAICS
Definition:As Far As I Can See
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write AFAICS, I mean this:

meaning of AFAICS
AFAICS is a caveat meaning "As far as I can see..."

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Examples of AFAICS in Sentences

Here is an example of AFAICS being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: Are you sure that no one else has put a bid on that car yet?
  • Jordan: AFAICS they have not.
  • (Here, the caveat AFAICS indicates a lack of certainty associated with the statement.)

An Academic Look at AFAICS

AFAICS is used like an adverb of concession, which is similar in meaning to "although this is just my opinion". When used at the start of a sentence, an adverb of concession (or any adverbial phrase) is often followed by a comma to separate it from the main clause. However, in text speak or in online chat forums, this comma is usually omitted for brevity.

What Did We Use To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I am of the opinion that" instead of AFAICS.

Example of AFAICS Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) AFAIA (as far as i'm aware) AFAIAA (as far as i am aware) AFAIAC (as far as i am concerned) AFAIC (as far as i'm concerned) AFAICT (as far as i can tell) AFAIK (as far as i know) AFAIR (as far as i remember) AFAP (as far as possible)