Alternatively referred to as WAM, which is short for Words a Minute, WPM is short for Words Per Minute and is the measurement of how many words a minute someone is capable of typing without making any errors. For example, someone who is capable of typing 68 WPM is going to be able to type more than someone who only types 32 WPM.

Many companies who employ people who work on computers now require new employees to take a typing test for part of the hiring process. If you do not meet the company's requirements, you will not be considered for the job.

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Also see: GWAM, Keyboard terms