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Meaning of “am” in the English Dictionary

"am" in British English

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amverb

uk   us   strong /æm/ weak /əm/
I form of be : Am I ​included?

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a.m.adverb

uk   us   /ˌeɪˈem/
A1 used when referring to a ​time between twelve o'clock at ​night and twelve o'clock in the ​middle of the ​day: The first ​electionresults are ​expected around 1 a.m.
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AMnoun

uk   us   /ˌeɪˈem/
  • AM noun (RADIO)

[U] abbreviation foramplitudemodulation: a ​type of ​radiobroadcasting in which the ​strength of the ​signalchanges, ​producingsound of a ​lowerquality than FM: You're ​listening to Radio Gold, ​broadcasting 24 ​hours a ​day on 909 AM.
  • AM noun (POLITICIAN)

[C] UK abbreviation forAssembly Member: a ​person who has been ​elected to the ​WelshAssembly
(Definition of am from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"am" in American English

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amverb

 us   /æm, əm, m/
(used with I) be: I am getting ​ready now.

a.m.adverb [not gradable]

(also A.M.)  us   /ˈeɪˈem/
used when referring to a ​time between twelve o’clock at ​night and twelve o’clock in the ​middle of the ​day; past the ​middle of the ​night, or in the ​morning: We ​fly out of New York late in the ​evening and ​arrive in London at 7 a.m. the next ​morning.

AMnoun [U]

 us   /ˈeɪˈem/
abbreviation foramplitude modulation (= one of two ​maintypes of ​radiowaves used to ​broadcast in the US): Most of the ​talkradioprograms can be ​found on AM ​stations.
(Definition of am from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Am" in Business English

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Am

uk   us   /æm/
abbreviation for America or American: Pan Am Airlines ​finally went out of ​business in 1991.
(Definition of Am from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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