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See also: .dm, D.M., Dm, d.m., and dm




  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Dominica.
    Synonym: DMA (alpha-3)


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DM (countable and uncountable, plural DMs)

  1. (computing, DWH) Initialism of dimensional modeling.
  2. (logic) Initialism of De Morgan’s law.
    • 2004 August, J. L. Schellenberg, “The Atheist’s Free Will Offence”, in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, volume 56, № 1, pages 11-12:
      Let ‘F’ stand for the state of affairs that consists in finite persons possessing and exercising free will. Let ‘p’ stand for ‘God exists’; ‘q’ for ‘F obtains’; ‘r’ for ‘F poses a serious risk of evil’; and ‘s’ for ‘There is no option available to God that counters F.’ With this in place, the argument may be formalized as follows:
      (1) [(p & q) & r] → s Premiss
      (2) ~s        Premiss
      (3) ~[(p & q) & r]   1, 2 MT
      (4) ~(p & q) v ~r    3 DM
      (5) r         Premiss
      (6) ~(p & q)      4, 5 DS
      (7) ~p v ~q      6 DM
      (3) follows from the conjunction of (1) and (2) by modus tollens; De Morgan’s law applied to (3) yields (4); (4) and (5) together lead to (6) by disjunctive syllogism; and another application of De Morgan’s law takes us from (6) to the final conclusion, according to which either God exists or there is free will (but not both).
  3. (money) Initialism of Deutsche Mark.
    Synonym: (official banking code) DEM
  4. (nutrition) Initialism of dry matter.
  5. (pathology) Initialism of diabetes mellitus.
  6. (pathology) Initialism of dermatomyositis.
  7. (organic chemistry) adamsite, diphenylaminechlorarsine
  8. (physics, astronomy) Abbreviation of dark matter.
    Hyponyms: CDM, HDM, FDM
  9. (pharmacology) Abbreviation of dextromethorphan; also DXM.
  10. (rail transport, in multiple unit formations) driving motor car
  11. (roleplaying games) Initialism of dungeon master.
    Synonyms: GM, ST
  12. (Internet) Initialism of direct message (type of message on social media platforms).
    Synonym: PM (private message)
    Coordinate terms: PM, IM
    • 2012, Scott Stratten, Alison Kramer, UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging:
      He later sent me a DM mentioning that he would send me what he wears because he does a lot of walking. This is where the relationships online can get a wee bit weird.
  13. Initialism of duty manager.
  14. (philosophy) Initialism of dialectical materialism.
  15. (BDSM) Initialism of dungeon monitor.
  16. (colloquial) A Dr. Martens boot or shoe.
    • 2012, W. Freedreamer Tinkanesh, Outsider, page 19:
      She kicked a hardback book with her left DM boot (14 eyelets were the minimum she would settle for), but the bestseller persisted in her path.
  17. Initialism of Defensive Midfielder.

Derived terms[edit]


DM (third-person singular simple present DMs, present participle DMing, simple past and past participle DMed or DM'd)

  1. To Dungeon Master; to perform as a dungeon master; to run a tabletop role-playing game.
    Synonym: GM
  2. To communicate by direct message, usually on a social website.
    • 2021 August 2, Tyrone Mings, quotee, “Tyrone Mings Opens Up over Mental Health Struggles ahead of Euro 2020”, in Yahoo! Sports[1], archived from the original on 4 August 2021:
      Rio [Ferdinand] DM’d me after the tournament. He’d said I was the weak link, and that Croatia should be targeting me.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (UK) Initialism of Daily Mail. (a national newspaper)
  2. (linguistics) Initialism of Distributed Morphology.




  • IPA(key): /deːˈʔɛm/
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DM f (genitive DM, no plural)

  1. (money, historical) Initialism of Deutsche Mark.
    Coordinate term: M