# NWAM

**NWAM** may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as **NWPM**, which is short for **net words per minute**, **NWAM** is short for **net words a minute**. It is the same as the GWAM (gross words a minute), minus any errors.

For example, if you typed 400 words in five minutes; divide 400 into 5 to get 80 GWAM. If you had errors while typing, it is the number of errors divided by the time you typed. If you made 10 errors your error rate is 2 errors a minute (10 / 5 = 2). To get the final value subtract 2 from 80 to get a 78 NWAM.

The equations used to calculate the NWAM may vary.

2. Short for **Network Auto Magic**, **NWAM** is a method of managing network interfaces in Solaris using the nwamcfg command.

Computer abbreviations, Error rate, Keyboard terms, Word, WPM