What Does TBX Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

TBX means "To Be Exact" and "Term Base Exchange."

To Be Exact

The abbreviation TBX indicates that the sender is providing precise, detailed information. In this context, TBX means the same as TBS, when that abbreviation is used to mean "To Be Specific."

Term Base Exchange

TBX is also used with the meaning "Term Base Exchange." In this context, TBX is one of the localization and translation industry standards developed for exchanging data between tools. TBX is used to store and exchange terminology data including detailed lexical information.

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meaning of TBX

TBX also means "Term Base Exchange."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for TBX

TBX means "To Be Exact." This is the most common definition for TBX in texting and on messaging apps like Instagram and TikTok.
Definition:To Be Exact
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for TBX

TBX also means "Term Base Exchange":
Definition:Term Base Exchange
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Examples of TBX in Sentences

Here are examples of TBX in conversations:
  • Karin: I just broke up a long-term relationship. But, it's okay, it wasn't mine!
  • Ella: "A" long-term relationship? TBX, that's the third one this month!
  • Leila: We had three bottles of wine between four of us.
  • Carla: Well, TBX, it was four bottles between two of you.

An Academic Look at TBX

Whether used with the meaning "To Be Exact" or "Term Base Exchange," TBX is a type of initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters or letter sounds (i.e., "Tee Bee Ex"). 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 said something "To Be Specific" or "To Be Precise," instead of using the abbreviation TBX to mean "To Be Exact."

Example of TBX Used in a Text

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