AR

1. What is an AR firearm?

Assault rifle

AR is an automatic, rapid-fire military weapon fed by a magazine (mag). FPS gamers often use the AR acronym when playing a video game since the weapon is so common.

Gamers also use other abbreviations and acronyms to reference weapons or useful items. Examples include ak, boomstick, BFG, and ammo.

Additionally, people often use AR when discussing gun control issues. For example, many Americans argue whether or not AR-15s should be legal when they are commonly used in mass shootings.

Example

I enjoy sniper rifles, but I like close combat with ARs better.
I will just throw knives when fighting in close proximity.

AR in action

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Updated January 16, 2023
2. What is AR technology?

Augmented reality

AR stands for augmented reality, which is a view of a real-world environment that is modified by video, graphics, GPS data, or sound generated by a computer. It is used to enhance a person's perception of the environment around him or her.

AR consists of several hardware components such as sensors, input devices, a processor, and a display and may be implemented in a variety of ways such as mobile devices, eyeglasses, contact lenses, headsets, monitors, and projection systems. AR is utilized in a wide variety of fields that require augmented reality, which include architecture, construction, education, medical, sports, and video games.

Example

The AR in Pokémon Go is cool but if you need to save battery you should turn it off.
Pokémon Go screen with AR turned on

Pokémon Go screen with AR turned on

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Updated August 17, 2016
3. What does AR stand for?

Action required

AR stands for "action required," which is typically used in emails to communicate that you want something done by a specific person.

It is most often utilized in work-related emails coordinating tasks within a team to complete a project. AR may also be accompanied by the AB acronym, which is used to coordinate the time or dates on which tasks must be completed.

AR is primarily used for large-scale projects with a lot of moving parts. Examples of these bigger projects include developing an app or website to be launched or planning an elaborate retirement party for the CEO.

Example

Simulate app on iOS platform - AR Joseph.

When action is required by you to complete a task

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Updated December 8, 2020
4. What does AR mean in finances?

Accounts receivable

AR is a financial acronym that represents money that has yet to be received by a company for goods and services purchased on credit. It affects other financial-performance measures, which include days payable, working capital, and the current ratio.

As a company's AR goes down, its current assets go up along with its working capital. Also, AR is the opposite of accounts payable (AP). Primarily, only business people, such as accountants, company owners, and CEOs, are familiar with and use the AR financial acronym.

Example

Our cash has increased as we have received payments for several of our shipments, and therefore our AR has decreased.
Nice to hear.

Financial department calculating the business AR

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Updated January 16, 2023

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