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noun
rapidly shifting, continuous movements of the eyes beneath closed lids during the stage of sleep characterized by dreaming.
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Also called REM [rem] /rɛm/ .

Origin of rapid eye movement

First recorded in 1915–20
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rapid eye movement

noun
movement of the eyeballs under closed eyelids during paradoxical sleep, which occurs while the sleeper is dreamingAbbreviation: REM
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