SIM card
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim]
    • /sɪm/
    • /ˈsɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim]
    • /sɪm/

Definitions of sim word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of SIM Subscriber Identity Module 3
  • noun sim Subscriber Identity/Identification Module: a removable card inside a cell phone that stores data unique to the user, as an identification number, passwords, phone numbers, and messages. 1
  • abbreviation SIM simulation 1
  • noun Definition of sim in Technology (telecommunications, wireless)   (SIM or "SIM card") A component, usually in the form of a miniature smart-card, that is theoretically tamper-proof and is used to associate a mobile subscriber with a mobile network subscription. The SIM holds the subscriber's unique MSISDN along with secret information such as a private encryption key and encryption and digital signature algorithms. Most SIMs also contain non-volatile storage for network and device management, contact lists, text messages sent and received, logos and in some cases even small Java programs. 1
  • countable noun sim A sim is a computer game that simulates an activity such as playing a sport or flying an aircraft. 0
  • noun sim a computer game which simulates an activity such as playing a sport or flying an aircraft 0

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Origin of sim

First appearance:

before 1990
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1990-95

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Sim


sim popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sim usage trend in Literature

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