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rep1

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noun
  1. a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.

Origin of rep1

1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < English ribs (see rib1)
Related formsrepped, adjective

rep2

[rep]
noun Informal.
  1. a repertory theater or company.
  2. repetition.
  3. a representative, especially a sales representative.
  4. reputation.

Origin of rep2

by shortening

rep3

[rep]
noun
  1. Nucleonics. a unit proposed as a supplement to roentgen for expressing dosage of ionizing radiation: subsequently abandoned.
Compare rem.

Origin of rep3

1945–50; r(oentgen) e(quivalent) p(hysical)

rep.1

  1. (in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.1

From the Latin word repetātur

rep.2

  1. repair.
  2. repeat.
  3. report.
  4. reported.
  5. reporter.

Rep.

  1. Representative.
  2. Republic.
  3. Republican.
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British Dictionary definitions for rep

rep1

repp

noun
  1. a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
Derived Formsrepped, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib 1

rep2

noun
  1. theatre short for repertory company

rep3

noun
  1. short for representative (def. 2), representative (def. 5)

rep4

noun
  1. informal short for reputation

Rep.

abbreviation for
  1. US Representative
  2. US Republican
  3. Republic
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Word Origin and History for rep

1705 as abbreviation of reputation (n.); upon rep "I swear it" was a common 18c. slang asseveration. As a shortening of repetition (n.) it is recorded from 1864, originally school slang; as a shortening of representative (n.), especially "sales representative," it is attested from 1896. As an abbreviation of repertory (company) it is recorded from 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rep in Medicine

rep

(rĕp)
n.
  1. Roentgen-equivalent-physical; a unit of absorbed radiation dose, equal to the amount of ionizing radiation that will transfer 93 ergs of energy to 1 gram of water or living tissue.
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