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Online Gaming Slang

In multiplayer games, every second counts. Messaging shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a n00b.

You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
LOLLaughing out loud
SMPSurvival Multiplayer
StackThe full amount of held items
GGGood game
IRLIn real life
modModification
AFKAway from keyboard
tpTeleport
NoobNewbie
IDKI don't know
WPWell played
opOverpowered
Vanilla MinecraftOriginal Minecraft
CODCall of Duty
AimbotAutomatic aiming bot
PVPPlayer versus player
GriefingIrritating other players
HUDHeads up display
TTYLTalk to you later
GLHFGood luck have fun
BiomeMinecraft region
xpExperience
FPSFirst-person shooter
potPotion
WTFWhat the f***
DPSDamage per second
NerfWeaken
BuffStrengthen
pickPickaxe
KappaSarcasm
PCPersonal computer
TwitchVideo game streaming website
NPNo problem
VRVirtual reality
MobMinecraft creature
NotchMinecraft creator
HPHit points
MCMinecraft
ADCAttack damage carry
LoLLeague of Legends
BFB.F. Sword
susSuspicious
OMGOh my gosh
ADSAiming down sight
FailFailure
TrollingPosting offensive comments
1337Leet
FFAFree for all
SpleefMinecraft multiplayer game
360-noscope360 no scope
haxHacks
KSKill steal
n00bA new or inexperienced user
akAK-47
TurtlingPlaying defensively
ADAttack damage
GG no reGood game, no rematch
ScrubLoser
CampingHolding position
CTFCapture the flag
CreeperHostile mob
PigA Minecraft mob
GLGood luck
deagleDesert Eagle
TDMTeam Death Match
SSPSurvival Single Player
Easter eggA hidden message
BFGBig friggin' gun
GrieferAn irritating player
YWhy
ARAMAll random all mid
IGNIn-game name
ATMAt the moment
G2GGotta go
KDRKill death ratio
cdCooldown
PoggersAmazing
TYThank you
KKOK
GrindingPlaying long hours
FacepalmTo place your palm on your face in embarrassment
RektWrecked
CamperA player who doesn't move
ChungusA cute, chunky creature
SOSSave our souls
HSHead shot
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
POSPiece of s***
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
lvlLevel
AOEArea of effect
MainMain character
BMBad manner
dlDownload
KDAKills Deaths Assists
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
GlitchingMalfunctioning video game
FFSFor f***'s sake
PKPlayer kill
LFLooking for
DMDeath match
WoWWorld of Warcraft
DomedHeadshotted
ASAttack speed
InstalockInstantly choose character
YeetTo throw something out of rage
NTNice try
RPRoleplay
WBWelcome back
2M2HToo much to handle
dcDisconnect
NPCNon-player character
IKI know
YWYou're welcome
newbNewbie
GamerA video game player
eSportsElectronic sports
SquidwardVillager
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
HPHealth points
RPGRole-playing game
w00tJoy and excitement
wutWhat
FTWFor the win
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
SOHSlight of hand
RNGRandom number generator
ptsPoints
TLDRToo long, didn't read
OOMOut of mana
pwnedOwned
DebuffWeakening effect
ARAssault rifle
AIArtificial intelligence
TMNTTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
SkellyA Minecraft Skeleton
AMPAdventure Multiplayer
DnDDungeons & Dragons
CYOACover your own a**
CCCrowd control
PPPause please
GTAGrand Theft Auto
secSecond
vsVersus
MLGMajor League Gaming
CowMinecraft mob
HCGHardcore Gamer
COCClash of Clans
2EZToo easy
critCritical Strike
GBGuild bank
gratsCongratulations
BoostingUnfair level boosting
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
LANLocal Area Network
WhaWhat
ChickenMinecraft mob
PS4PlayStation 4
MTGMagic: The Gathering
TriggeredAngry
l8rLater
POVPoint of view
RLReal life
WTSWant to sell
GMGame master
invInvite
dmgDamage
GGAGood game all
d/cDisconnected
ammoAmmunition
BoomkinMoonkin druid
FMJFull metal jacket
GogoGo now
comboCombination
NetherrackNether block
HMPHardcore Multiplayer
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
SpeedrunAn attempt to play through a video game as fast as possible
GL HFGood luck have fun
SubsSubscribers
Self-reportReporting your own kill
Dunk onMake fun of
SOBSon of a b****
OTPOn the phone
pwndOwned
ltrLater
altAlternate character
KIAKilled in action
N64Nintendo 64
TwinkPowerful low-level character
modModerator
WoahExpression of surprise
PBEPublic beta environment
aaAutoattack
DittoSame
sfxSpecial effects
PBPersonal best
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
ACArmor class
JebaitedDeceived
TOSTerms of service
pwn3dOwned
GFGGood friggin' game
kgoOk, go
ZvTZerg versus Terran
SWTORStar Wars: The Old Republic
LeechFreeloader
mobMonster
ultUltimate ability
BF2Battlefield 2
BossMain bad character
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
StreamerSomeone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv
TryhardA person who cares too much about winning
SYIHSee you in hell
NSNo s***
POCPiece of crap
APAttack power
bioBathroom
oneshotOne shot completion
ChoobSkilled player who intentionally plays badly
DOTADefense of the Ancients
hi5High five
ggsGood games
BO5Best of five
BossAwesome person
APAbility power
EloElo rating system
PSPlayStation
D&DDungeons and Dragons
2.5DGame that is halfway between 2D and 3D
Boss runA series of bosses in a row
MobMobile video game character
atsAttack speed
Get oofedGet wrecked
irlA real-life person
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
GALGet a life
OICOh, I see
^5High five
SUShut up
matsMaterials
imbaImbalanced
DingLevel up
BGBad game
repReputation
TvPTerran versus Protoss
UberThe best
CCGCollectible card game
KekeKorean laugh
procProgrammed random occurrence
gmGrandmaster
TFTwisted Fate
QFirst champion ability
TorchTo beat someone in competition
LCSLeague Championship Series
OwnerPlayer that controls the minion
TurtleA gamer who plays defensively
Never luckyNo luck while playing a game
SquishyLow base health or defense
OSTOriginal soundtrack
SpeedrunnerA gamer who plays through a video game as fast as possible
DonoDonation
POGPlay of the game
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
MMOMassively multiplayer online
NSNice shot
KOSKill on site
LFMLooking for more
aggroAggression
incIncoming
LFGLooking for group
rdyReady
lingZergling
lulzLOL
IAPIn-app purchase
ovieOverlord
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
cdrCooldown reduction
ButterGold
MooshroomMinecraft mob
ClutchAbility to perform under pressure
Late gameLater stages of a game
Beast modeDominating gameplay
OHKOOne-hit knockout
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
Base raceSimultaneous attacks on enemy bases
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
GSGilvaSunner
SM64Super Mario 64
LGSLocal game store
INTIntelligence
CHACharisma
F2PFree-to-play
AYFKMAre you freaking kidding me
UYUp yours
ulUpload
TFBToo freakin' bad
OMDBOver my dead body
HANHow about now?
WTTWant to trade
sc2StarCraft 2
cataCataclysm
AHAuction house
STTSingle table tournament
nukeNuclear missile
roboRobotics Facility
WYBWatch your back
WhoaExpression of surprise
TiltedAggravated
charCharacter
GhostingObserving an enemy player
CMPCreative Multiplayer
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
Board clearMove that clears the opponent's board of minions
MinionGame creature
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
TopdeckTo draw from your deck
Rush downTo play aggressively to defeat an opponent
PVZPlants versus Zombies
Chip damageDamage inflicted on a blocking opponent
FlamingAngering other Internet users
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
DMDungeon Master
DEXDexterity
IGLIn-game leader
MarinatingGaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
TKTeam kill
50/50Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused
KEKWLaughter
Dog waterWorthless
BBIABBe back in a bit
GMGood match
W8Wait
w84mWait for me
BAMFBad a** mother f*****
HYEHave you ever
BKBack
WTBHWhat the bloody hell
GTFOGet the f*** out
MOHMedal of Honor
FTEWFor the epic win
MDPSMelee damage per second
RTSReal-time strategy
APMActions per minute
NJNice job
AceSolo winner
xblXbox Live
MacroEconomy management skill
NaturalNatural expansion
TvZTerran versus Zerg
BeastAwesome person
dqDisqualify
NESNintendo Entertainment System
DONDouble or nothing
blizzBlizzard
noobletYoung newbie
BO3Best of three
POWPrisoner of war
TCGTrading card game
WCGWorld Cyber Games
ownageCompletely owned
midMiddle lane
SWYPSo what's your problem
CGComputer Graphics
TeemoThe swift scout
VUVisual upgrade
U mad broAre you mad?
WWins
RushTo quickly attack and cause damage
Aggro deckAggressive card deck
Rush deckAggressive card deck
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
CreepA basic unit
PUBGPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
CGClose game
GMGood move
OOCOut of character
TYVMThank you very much
pwntOwned
KMMFAKiss my mother f****** a**
pwnTo dominate
WASWait a second
L2PLearn to play
MTMistype
DFLDead freaking last
DOTDamage over time
LOSLine of sight
AONAll or nothing
HLHalf-Life
suxSucks
25mTwenty-five man
jcJewelcrafter
BioballBiological unit group
GosuHighly skilled
chargelotCharge Zealot
raxBarracks
CCCommand Center
KekWoW Orcish laugh
GGPGotta go pee
epmEffective actions per minute
HMHard mode
D3Diablo 3
shudShould
nubNewbie
FarmTo gather supplies
spdSpinning piledriver
ModderA person who creates mods
NetdeckerA player who looks up decks online
NVENot very effective
topTop lane
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
CGCoconut gun
STRStrength
Clip chimpA Twitch user who creates out-of-context video clips
PubstompTo annihilate an uncoordinated opposing team
Throw the gameLose the game on purpose
d20A twenty-sided die
GasGreat
BCBe cool
GJGood job
Y/RYeah, right
TRSThat really sucks
MTFBWYMay the Force be with you
YRLYou are lame
PVCPlayer versus computer
wspWhisper
DGADon't go anywhere
HTHi there
FOCFree of charge
brezBattle resurrection
TvTTerran versus Terran
SSShort stacked
PS3PlayStation 3
BoomstickDoom shotgun
MCMind Control
WewtWoot
xbXbox
botBottom lane
StickySticky hand grenade used in the Halo series
EffinF***ing
LUPPLuckiest person on the planet
ULPPUnluckiest person on the planet
WTFFWhat the f***ing f***
LethalLethal damage
FarmedEfficiently defeated
ChippingAttacking a blocking opponent
HaxTo encounter bad luck
Scratch damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
RaidTo send viewers to another streamer's stream
IBFInternet best friend
BBLBe back later
HFHave fun
NHNice hand
SEALSlaying everyone and laughing
dcedDisconnected
ITRWIn the real world
gniteGoodnight
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
DTDark templar
PvTProtoss versus Terran
fragPlayer kill
ezpzEasy peasy
NDSNintendo DS
WPTWorld Poker Tour
SpeedlingZergling with Metabolic Boost
FFFocus fire
CarryMOBA player role
LOTVLegacy of the Void
DeceDecent
One and doneSingle elimination tournament
Take my energyGood luck
SGSilvaGunner
Dump statAn ability that an RPG player doesn't prioritize
MaldMad and bald
ESADEat s*** and die
TQVMThank you very much
blingBaneling
HuckleberryThe one you're looking for
LarperLive action role-player
ROMEmulator game
SNESSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
mechMechanical units
S2USame to you
ARTSAction real-time strategy
GSLGlobal StarCraft League
FGSQTCFor gosh's sake quit the crap
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
PCPlayer character
WOOTWe own the other team
BUFBig ugly fellow
tossProtoss
gglordsBroodlords
CSCreep score
MMRMatch-making rating
WISWisdom
GobboGoblin
MCYTMinecraft YouTuber
RWReal world
WTGPWant to go private
ZOMGOh my gosh!
HPSHeals per second
intIntellect
LFWLooking for work
dalDalaran
protProtection
BarcraftBar gathering for StarCraft
PvPProtoss versus Protoss
BioBiological units
FFFinal Fantasy
dfgDeathfire Grasp
JunglerA jungle killing player
bdBackdoor
LootTreasure
Kill yourselfGo away
FA Twitch stream has accidentally disconnected
SadgeSad
FTLFor the loss
WTBWant to buy
SATSorry about that
LF1MLooking for one more
BOEBind on equip
RDPSRanged damage per second
WOTLKWrath of the Lich King
arpArmor penetration
bgBattleground
BISBest in slot
deDisenchant
FPFlight point
gratzCongratulations
karaKarazhan
dstr8Dang straight
addsAdditional mobs
PullEnter combat
TrashDungeon enemy mob groups
rezResurrection
WipeTotal death
specSpecialization
restoRestoration
MetagameOutside game preparation and strategies
NPNice play
strStrength
agiAgility
TBFUToo bad for you
PeelingProtecting a champion
PeelTo protect a champion
Swanton bombLanding on an enemy and shotgunning them
ShoutcasterEsports commentator
EmoteTwitch-specific emoticon
CrackedCrazy
TYFPThank you for party
LFPLooking for party
MSQMain Scenario Quest
FLFriend List
EIEat it
WPWrong person
YMYour mom
WDWell done
BRBathroom
WTHWTWhat the heck was that?
AOIA** on ice
GSGood shot
G2GPGot to go pee
SBTSorry 'bout that
WTFOWhat the f***; Over
EAElectronic Arts
PVEPlayer versus environment
PSTPlease send tell
BOPBind on pickup
GSGear score
HOTHeal over time
patPatrol
SPSpell power
iccIcecrown Citadel
shatShattrath City
TPTBThe powers that be
IVLIn virtual life
S/UShut up
DBMDeadly Boss Mods
naxxNaxxaramas
NinjaLoot stealer
PTRPublic test realm
discDiscipline
RMPRogue, Mage, Priest
defDefense
tourneyTournament
DKPDragon kill points
WRWin ratio
BRBank roll
DIAFDie in a fire
MuleAlternate character for storage
xmuteTransmute
MOPMists of Pandaria
FFFaerie fire
T4TThanks for trade
tdTouchdown
ToonAlternate character
vfxVisual effects
laneMOBA map path
FarmingEarning experience and items
LaningStaying in a lane
CoiningUsing The Coin card in Hearthstone
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
No-hit runTo beat a game without getting hit by an enemy
FlamerA person who angers other Internet users
OBOut-of-bounds
BottomBottom lane
BurstCombination of attacks in a short span of time
aghsAghanim's Scepter
DireThe dark faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
RadiantThe light faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
Fountain divingAttacking an opposing player in his fountain
InitiatingStarting a team fight
ACNHAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
RAWRules as written
RAIRules as intended
5eDungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
Entry fraggerA CSGO player who initiates engagements
Sleeping onUnderestimating
DegenA gambler who makes foolish bets
PS5PlayStation 5
1TGOne to go
2TGTwo to go
3TGThree to go
WreckedDestroyed, beaten, killed, demolished, utterly ruined
FFXIVFinal Fantasy XIV
Loot dropThe items an enemy drops after you kill them
WTWrong target
WCWrong chat
LCGLiving card game
TradeDestroy or counter an opponent's card with your own
RemovalA card that can destroy or nullify an opponent's card
BounceReturn a card to a player's hand
ETBEnters the battlefield
BrewCreate an original deck
CrackedLow health
OofExclamation of pain or embarrassment
EAKEating at keyboard
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
GGLGood game loser
OMDOh my da**!
OAROn a roll
bthrmBathroom
nmtnNever mind that now
b/rBathroom
AYCAre you coming?
TANSTAAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
YSYou suck
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
NCNice call
NGNo good
TTGTime to go
WLWhatta loser
e1Everyone
555Ha ha ha
LMSOLaughing my socks off
shattShattrath City
S~!Salute
G2GGS2DGot to go get something to drink
WYDWho's your daddy?
HOICHold on, I'm coming
BIOBring it on
HOTSHeart of the Swarm
belfBlood Elf
naxNaxxaramas
RaidRaid group
3arcTreyarch
PvZProtoss versus Zerg
ZvPZerg versus Protoss
ZvZZerg versus Zerg
PFPlanetary Fortress
FFEForge fast expand
CheeseCheap strategy
grrAnger
AFAggression factor
AIAll in
aipfAll in preflop
RakePoker site commission
LARPLive action role-playing
LarpingLive action role-playing
PS2PlayStation 2
horribadHorribly bad
PTRPlayer to right
ughDisappointed
roxRocks
TharThere
VGVideo game
BunniesFirst-person shooter jumping
hp5Health per five seconds
PTFOPlay the freaking objective
GSTLGlobal StarCraft Team League
SkytossProtoss air units
LewtLoot
FSFull Screen
WHUWarcraft Hunters Union
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
GHGood half
gle1Good luck everyone
NvNNecro vs Necro
AD&DAdvanced Dungeons and Dragons
BuffbotA strengthening bot
CRPGComputer role-playing game
Board controlTo dominate the game board
MulliganTo replace a card
VanillaMinion with no special abilities
Late game deckCard deck focused on controlling the game
OTKOne turn kill
ShelledBeaten badly
GameblingA combination of gaming and gambling
AbandonwareGame that has been abandoned by its developer
CasualGame that requires little skill
Dating SimSimulation games that focus on romantic interaction
HackTo make changes
UninstallQuit
Block damageDamage delivered to a blocking opponent
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
oppOpponent
BrigadingWhen one online community harasses another
CONConstitution
DFDominance factor
BOLBe on later
BOTBe on that
KMAKiss my a**
DKDon't know
d/lDownload
NKZNo kill zone
dedDead
GTFOOHGet the f*** out of here
GL2UGood luck to you
LLLater loser
BOYDSBack off you dipstick
TJITry joining in
8TBAte the bait
BASORBreathing a sigh of relief
REResident Evil
ploxPlease
YTYour turn
ksKingslayer
waggroWife aggro
FOSFeat of strength
WWWell won
G4IGo for it
AFCAway from computer
mutMutilate
RQReal quick
pwnageOwnage
F2PFree to play
VNHVery nice hand
sc2niteStarCraft 2 tonight?
pfPreflop
PTLPlayer to left
iddIndeed
BOBuild order
WhewExpression of relief
ZoningConstraining enemy positions
WTAWinner takes all
OwnedEmbarrassed
KKRKill kill ratio
opOperator
TPKTotal Party Kill
WODWarlords of Draenor
LLosses
Card advantagePossessing more cards than another player
Control deckCard deck focused on controlling the game
ArmadilloGamer who plays slowly
BoTBastion of Twilight
Ill eagleIllegal
ControllerChampion who supports allies
PUParallel Universe
Bot mafiaA legion of automated World of Warcraft characters
FreemiumFree with optional purchases
DYFIDid you find it
HDYLMNHow do you like me now
GJPGood job partner
wootWonderful loot
FHF***ing Heck
BMBite me
qqnLooking
OMFGYASBOh my freaking gosh, you're a sexy beast
FTELFor the epic loss
wgWintergrasp
GLEGood luck everyone
AEArea of effect
BallerCool person
reReplay
SHShort handed
SBSmall blind
MMMMarine, Marauder, Medivac
shmupShoot 'em up
arpenArmor penetration
WOLWings of Liberty
DropMinion
FTFor trade
Christmas noobA player playing a video game he received on Christmas for the first time
BRBBathroom break
EGEvil grin
OOYFMOut of your freaking mind
w00tYay
DBGDon't be gay
10mTen man
SMTWSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
TwinkingLeveling up with assistance
mutaMutalisks
PPPower Points
domDominate
STFUSuper Time Force Ultra
GTGGood to go
PUGPick up group
ventVentrilo
blopsBlack Ops
KekKorean laugh
DisruptorA champion that locks down opponents
CNRHKYITFChuck Norris roundhouse kick you in the face
BCBurning Crusade
mp5Mana per five seconds
LOMLow on mana
SFTIF2LOLBLIMHSo funny that I forgot to laugh out loud but laughed in my head
aspdAttack speed
WTSWhat the s***
AFCAway from controller
CQCClose quarters combat
HaxorHacker
ssMiss
DunkingOwning enemy player
deepsDamage per second
BPBlue pilling
TankStrong character
BudderGold
YFYou fail
CTMComplete the Monument
ADAMAll draft all mid
JerryBaby slime
EndieEnderman
FFFFight for first
SmurfHidden alternate character
JaffasCookies
BRHBe right here
NCNot cool
pldPlayed
GOWGears of War
YRGYou are good
NCZNo capture zone
PFRPlasma, Frag, Rocket
BWLBursting with laughter
WTCWhat the crap
ROFLMFAORolling on the floor laughing my freakin' a** off
OMGYSOh my gosh you suck
TKATotally Kick A**
FTMFWFor the mother f***ing win
HOASHeck of a shot
TISNFThat is so not fair
WAMWait a minute
PSPPlayStation Portable
HOFHall of fame
weiWhatever idiot
MUDMulti-User Dimension
MMBBGMassively Multiplayer Browser-Based Game
KMBKiss my butt
nxtNext
GOW2Gears of War 2
TTKATime to kick a**
PTIYPASIPut that in your pipe and smoke it
FTKFor the kill
ulUnlucky
WTWhat the
GOMLGet on my level
BBOLBe back on later
THTHToo hot to handle
TWMATill we meet again
G1Good one
broomBathroom
GNE1Good night everyone
tehThe
N1Nice one
gnightGood night
TPvPZTerran Protoss versus Protoss Zerg
terribadTerribly bad
HONHeroes of Newerth
AYBABTUAll your base are belong to us
dlcDownloadable content
pfrPreflop raise
VPIPVoluntary put in pot
BBBig blind
NLNo limit
YHSYour hand sucks
HEHold'em
bb/100Big bets per 100 hands
L4DLeft for Dead
L4D2Left for Dead 2
GBAGameboy Advance
WSOPWorld Series of Poker
UTGUnder the gun
SNGSit 'n go
KOTORKnights of the Old Republic
gibsGiblets
PAYGPay as you go
RMAHReal money auction house
WCWater closet
roxorzRocks
RPCRole play chat
tardRetard
TF2Team Fortress 2
1upExtra life
PMDPokémon Mystery Dungeon
nooblordUltimate newbie
ESLElectronic Sports League
MOTDMessage of the day
ExpExperience
truTrue
IFABI found a bug
GFTDGone for the day
h4x0rzHackers
IEMIntel Extreme Masters
BTYCBetter than you can
HBTUHappy birthday to you
IAGTKOMI ain't got that kind of money
GLNGGood luck next game
ModdingModifying gameplay
xlr8Accelerate
FMVFull motion video
AAAHigh quality video game
TickingAttacking a blocking opponent
GamergateControversy about sexism in video game culture
JRPGJapanese role-playing game
upUnderpowered
ClanA video game team
SpammerA person who continuously holds down the trigger button
TANSTAFLThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch
NFENot fully evolved
SESuper effective
No-damage runTo beat a game without receiving any damage
MOABMassive Ornary Air Blimp
reRematch
GDGod D***
GankTo gang up on and kill a player

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