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What Does TM Mean?

The abbreviation TM is often used in text based communications with the meanings "Text Message," "Tomorrow," and "Too Much." TM is also widely recognized as an abbreviation for or "Trademark" and is sometimes used to refer to "Transcendental Meditation."

This page contains more information about each of these definitions of TM. (Examples of use can also be found below.)

Text Message

TM is typically used with the meaning "Text Message," when referring to any type of text-based instant messaging service, such as SMS, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Tomorrow

TM is also commonly used for brevity in text-based conversations to mean "Tomorrow." TM is just one of many abbreviations that mean "Tomorrow." Others include:

Too Much

TM is also used with the meaning "Too Much." In this context it is typically used humorously (as an adjective) to describe a person or their actions, or as an interjection to express admiration or disgust.

"Too Much" is the title of a 2019 song from Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Too Much [Official Music Video]

Trademark

TM is widely used, both online and offline, to mean "Trademark." A trademark is a recognisable sign, symbol or name legally registered by a company, which means it cannot be used by anyone else.

In 2016 the Icelandic government launched a lawsuit against the British frozen food chain, Iceland. They claimed their country was unable to promote itself because the grocery company owns the Trademark registration for the name "Iceland."

Transcendental Meditation

TM is sometimes used to refer to "Transcendental Meditation." TM is a form of meditation created by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India, in the mid-1950s. The TM technique is one of the most widely practiced forms of meditation.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for TM

TM means "Text Message." This is the most common definition for TM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
TM
Definition:Text Message
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for TM

TM also means "Tomorrow."
TM
Definition:Tomorrow
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for TM

TM also means "Too Much."
TM
Definition:Too Much
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for TM

TM is widely used with the meaning "Trademark."
TM
Definition:Trademark
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition for TM

TM sometimes means "Transcendental Meditation."
TM
Definition:Transcendental Meditation
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

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meaning of TM
TM also means "Text Message," "Tomorrow," "Too Much," and "Transcendental Meditation."

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Examples of TM in Sentences

Here are examples of TM being used in conversations:
  • Lee: I should be there by midnight.
  • Bruce: Great! TM me when you're 10 minutes away.

  • (Here TM means "Text Message.")
  • Jock: Will you be in TM?
  • Luke: I'm not sure about TM, but definitely on Friday.

  • (Here TM means "Tomorrow.")
  • Sue: Then, when I turned around, she was stood right behind me!
  • Dorian: Ha ha! You're TM!

  • (Here TM means "Too Much.")
  • Jack: Why does your brother have TM on the end of his Twitter handle?
  • Lisa: He thinks it looks cool if you trademark your name.

  • (Here TM means "Trademark.")

An Academic Look at TM

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Emm"), TM is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used with the meaning "Too Much" TM can be used as an interjection (i.e., a word used to express feeling or sudden emotion) or an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • Val: So then the dog pooped all over the kitchen! It was a horrible color, all...
  • Jim: TM! Stop now. Please!

  • (Here, TM is being used as an interjection.)
  • Hannah: Jack is TM! He always makes me laugh.
  • Lee: Yes, I'm sure he is.

  • (Here, the adjective TM modifies (describes) the noun Jack.)

Example of TM Used in a Text

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See Also

CR (Copyright) COPYCAT (Someone Who Copies) UIN (Unique Identification Number) TOAO (The One And Only)