What Does IAW Mean in a Text?

IAW means "In Accordance With" or "I Agree With." It is an abbreviation used with the meaning "In Accordance With" to mean in agreement with, in compliance with, or in obedience to. E.g., "IAW your request, I will deliver the parcel on Tuesday morning."

IAW is also used to mean "I Agree With." E.g., "IAW your suggestion and will act accordingly."

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When I write IAW, I mean this:

meaning of IAW

IAW indicates agreement.

Summary of Key Points

"In Accordance with" is the most common definition for IAW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:In Accordance with
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IAW in Sentences

Here are examples of the abbreviation IAW being used in conversations:
  • IAW the recently announced budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.
  • (Here, IAW means "In Accordance With.")
  • Toni: You're such a sop! You never stick up for yourself!
  • Ron: IAW you.
  • (Here, IAW means "I Agree With.")

An Academic Look at IAW

IAW is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Ay Dublyoo). However, IAW is not usually said using its letters. Therefore, it is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "In Accordance With" or "I Agree With" instead of using the abbreviation IAW.

Second Definition for IAW

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:I Agree with
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of IAW Used in a Text

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