1. What does ETA stand for?

Estimated time of arrival

ETA means estimated time of arrival. It is an acronym used as a quick way to say when you plan on arriving at a certain location.

The acronym is especially helpful for giving a quick update via text message of when you think you will arrive. You can use it to tell friends or family when you think you'll make it to their house, a movie theater, a restaurant, a beach, or other meeting place.


I know you said you were on your way, but can you give me an ETA?
Our ETA is 9:00am.
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ETA means estimated time of arrival

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Updated June 30, 2016
2. What does ETA stand for?

Edited to add

Means something has been edited before being added, possibly for censorship or privacy reasons.


We had lots of website content that was ETA because of the younger audiences.

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Updated December 16, 2013

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