What Does QAP Mean in a Text?

QAP means "Quality Assurance Process" or "Quickly As Possible."

Quality Assurance Process

The abbreviation QAP is often used in business circles to refer to the system of QA (Quality Assurance). In this context, QAP can also mean "Quality Assurance Plan" and "Quality Assurance Procedures"

Quickly As Possible

In more general use, QAP indicates that the sender wishes something to be done without delay. In this context, QAP can mean either "Quickly As Possible" or "Quick As Possible" and means exactly the same as AQAP (As Quickly As Possible). Both QAP and AQAP are alternatives to the more well-known abbreviation ASAP (As Soon As Possible), the use of which is now considered very clichéd.

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meaning of QAP

QAP also means "Quality Assurance Process."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for QAP

QAP means "Quality Assurance Process." This is the most common definition for QAP in business circles.
Definition:Quality Assurance Process
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Second Definition for QAP

QAP also means "Quickly As Possible." This is the most common definition for QAP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Quickly As Possible
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Examples of QAP in Sentences

Here are examples of QAP being used in conversations:
  • Tanya: What procedures do you have in place to ensure that our standards will be met?
  • Gary: We have a detailed QAP, that is regarded as the best in the sector.
  • (Here, QAP means "Quality Assurance Process.")
  • Harry: When do you want it?
  • Vic: QAP please. It should have been here yesterday.
  • (Here, QAP means "Quickly As Possible.")

An Academic Look at QAP

Whether used with the meaning "Quality Assurance Process" or "Quickly As Possible," QAP is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Kew Ay Pee"). However, it is rarely spoken using its letters. The abbreviation QAP is for efficiency in writing, rather than for efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Quality Assurance Process" or "Quickly As Possible" instead of using the abbreviation QAP.

Example of QAP Used in a Text

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