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TBD

What Does TBD Mean in a Text?

TBD means "To Be Decided" or "To Be Determined." It is a placeholder term, like TBC (to be confirmed) and TBA (to be announced). TBD is typically used in event planning to let readers know that a location or timing is currently unknown.

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When I write TBD, I mean this:

meaning of TBD

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Summary of Key Points

"To Be Decided" is the most common definition for TBD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
TBD
Definition:To Be Decided
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TBD in Sentences

Here are examples of TBD being used in conversations:
  • Tony: The party venue is TBD at the moment.
  • Jordan: Ok, I'll wait for details.
  • Tony: What time is the band playing?
  • Jordan: I don't know yet, it's TBD.

An Academic Look at TBD

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

Example of TBD Used in a Text

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