What Does AML Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: AML means "All My Love" and "Anti-Money Laundering."

All My Love

On social media and in text messaging, AML usually stands for "All My Love." It is often used as a closing in messages to friends, family, or significant others.

Anti-Money Laundering

In banking and finance, AML stands for "Anti-Money Laundering." In this context, AML is a set of procedures, laws, or regulations designed to stop the practice of generating income through illegal actions. AML laws and regulations target criminal activities including market manipulation, trade of illegal goods, corruption of public funds, and tax evasion, as well as methods that can conceal these activities. Financial institutions are required to set up policies and procedures to detect and prevent such activities, and also to report any suspected money laundering to authorities.

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When I write AML, I mean this:

meaning of AML

AML also means "Anti-Money Laundering."

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"All My Love" is, by far, the most common meaning for AML when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:All My Love
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Anti-Money Laundering" is a common definition for AML in banking and finance.
Definition:Anti-Money Laundering
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

An Academic Look at AML

Whether used with the meaning "All My Love" or "Anti-Money Laundering," AML is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

Example of AML Used in a Text

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