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Ecology.
the theoretical intrinsic rate of increase of a population, equivalent to the difference between the birth and death rates divided by the number of individuals in the population.
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Also called Malthusian parameter .

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Other definitions for r (2 of 10)

r

abbreviation

Other definitions for r (3 of 10)

R1

or r

[ ahr ]
/ ɑr /

noun, plural R's or Rs, r's or rs.
the 18th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter R or r, as in ran, carrot, or rhyme.
something having the shape of R.
a written or printed representation of the letter R or r.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter R or r.

Other definitions for r (4 of 10)

R2
[ ahr ]
/ ɑr /

verb
Informal. are: Oysters R in season.

Other definitions for r (5 of 10)

R3

abbreviation
Trademark. restricted: a rating assigned to a movie by the Motion Picture Association of America indicating that children under the age of 17 will not be admitted to a theater showing the film unless accompanied by an adult.
Compare G3, NC-17, PG, PG-13.

Origin of R

3
An American designation established in 1968

Other definitions for r (6 of 10)

R4

abbreviation

Other definitions for r (7 of 10)

R5

Symbol.
the 18th in order or in a series.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 80.Compare Roman numerals.
Biochemistry. arginine.
registered trademark: written as superscript ® following a name registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Other definitions for r (8 of 10)

r.

abbreviation

Other definitions for r (9 of 10)

R.1

or R.


abbreviation
(in prescriptions) take.

Origin of R.

1
From the Latin word recipe

Other definitions for r (10 of 10)

R.2

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for r (1 of 5)

r

R

/ (ɑː) /

noun plural r's, R's or Rs
the 18th letter and 14th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually an alveolar semivowel, as in red

British Dictionary definitions for r (2 of 5)

R

symbol for

British Dictionary definitions for r (3 of 5)

r.

abbreviation for
rare
recto
Also: r rod (unit of length)
ruled
cricket baseball run(s)

British Dictionary definitions for r (4 of 5)

R.

r.


abbreviation for
registered (trademark)
right
river
rouble

British Dictionary definitions for r (5 of 5)

R.

abbreviation for

Word Origin for R.

(sense 3) Latin: Queen (sense 6) Latin: King
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Medical definitions for r (1 of 2)

r

abbr.
racemic

Medical definitions for r (2 of 2)

R

abbr.
right
radical (usually an alkyl or aryl group)
respiration
respiratory exchange ratio
or r roentgen
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for r (1 of 2)

r

Abbreviation of radius

Scientific definitions for r (2 of 2)

R

The symbol for resistance.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with r

R

see three R's.

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