What Does AOT Mean in a Text?

There are 4 common definitions of the abbreviation AOT:

As Opposed To

The most popular definition of the abbreviation AOT is "As Opposed To", which is a way of comparing things that are usually related and may be similar. The use of AOT does not always imply a preference on the part of the speaker, but it is often the case that the first option is the preferred one. For example:
  • Use oranges AOT lemons.

Among Other Things

The second most popular definition of the abbreviation AOT is "Among Other Things", which is used for brevity or being vague when listing things from a larger group. For example:
  • There were frogs and toads AOT.

Attack of the Titans

In the world of internet gaming, the abbreviation AOT refers to the popular game "Attack Of The Titans." For example:
  • He's a whizz at AOT.

Ahead Of Time

In computer science, the abbreviation AOT is defined as "Ahead Of Time" compilation, which is the compilation of high-level programming language into a native machine code with the intention of executing the resulting binary file natively. For example:
  • Execute it AOT to improve the speed.

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When I write AOT, I mean this:

meaning of AOT

"As Opposed To"

Summary of Key Points

"As Opposed to" is the most common definition for AOT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Opposed to
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for AOT

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Among Other Things
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AOT in Sentences

Here are examples of AOT being used in conversations:

Using the abbreviation AOT to signify "As Opposed To":
  • Sam: I think we should take a chance AOT waiting to see what happens.
  • Dave: I disagree. I think we should wait and see AOT to taking such a big risk.
Using the abbreviation AOT to signify "Among Other Things":
  • Sue: He is perfect. AOT he is handsome, sporty and rich.
  • Jane: I'm not sure. As far as I can see, AOT he is also vain, lazy and arrogant.

An Academic Look at AOT

The abbreviation AOT is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eh Oh Tee"). Therefore, it is classed as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "As Opposed To" instead of using the abbreviation AOT.

Example of AOT Used in a Text

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