ANS

What Does ANS Mean?

ANS means "Answer". ANS is a contraction which is typically used in text speak to mean "Answer".

ANS is also an abbreviation for "Autonomic Nervous System", which is the part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.

Summary of Key Points

"Answer" is the most common definition for ANS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ANS
Definition:Answer
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write ANS, I mean this:

meaning of ANS
"Me Miss! I know the answer."

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Examples of ANS in Sentences

Here are examples of ANS being used in conversations and jokes:
  • Aaron: Beer is not the ANS. Beer is the question. "Yes" is the ANS.
  • Will: I wonder what the lottery numbers are this week.
  • Louis: If I had the ANS, I certainly wouldn't tell you!

An Academic Look at ANS

ANS is a contraction of "Answer". Some contractions, like ANS, use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr ("Doctor"), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Use To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Answer" instead of using the abbreviation ANS.

Example of ANS Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) ATQ (answer the question) JATQ (just answer the question) Q&A (question and answer) Q/A (question and answer) QA (question and answer) QNA (question and answer) RAWR (right answer, wrong reason) 42 (the answer to life, the universe and everything (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy))