rem

[ rem ]
/ rɛm /
|

noun Nucleonics.

the quantity of ionizing radiation whose biological effect is equal to that produced by one roentgen of x-rays.

Nearby words

  1. reluctate,
  2. reluctivity,
  3. relume,
  4. relumine,
  5. rely,
  6. rem sleep,
  7. remain,
  8. remainder,
  9. remainderman,
  10. remaining

Origin of rem

1945–50; r(oentgen) e(quivalent in) m(an)

REM

[ rem ]
/ rɛm /

noun

Origin of REM

First recorded in 1955–60

ad rem

[ ad rem; Latin ahd rem ]
/ æd ˈrɛm; Latin ɑd ˈrɛm /

adjective

relevant; pertinent: an ad rem remark.

adverb

without digressing; in a straightforward manner: to reply ad rem.

Origin of ad rem

< Latin: literally, to the matter

in rem

[ in rem ]
/ ɪn ˈrɛm /

adverb, adjective Law.

(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property.
Compare in personam.

Origin of in rem

1880–85; < Latin: literally, against (the) thing

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British Dictionary definitions for rem

REM

1

abbreviation for

rapid eye movement

REM

2

rem

/ (rɛm) /

n acronym for

roentgen equivalent man

ad rem

/ Latin (æd ˈrɛm) /

adjective, adverb

to the point; without digressionto reply ad rem; an ad rem discussion Compare ad hominem

in rem

/ (ɪn ˈrɛm) /

adjective

law (of a judicial act) directed against property rather than against a specific personCompare in personam

Word Origin for in rem

Latin, literally: against the matter

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Word Origin and History for rem

rem

n.

"unit for measuring radiation," 1947, acronym of roentgen equivalent man.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for rem

rem

[ rĕm ]

n.

The amount of ionizing radiation required to produce the same biological effect as one rad of high-penetration x-rays.

REM

abbr.

rapid eye movement

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Science definitions for rem

rem

[ rĕm ]

The amount of ionizing radiation required to produce the same biological effect as one rad of high-penetration x-rays. The rem has been replaced in most scientific contexts by the sievert.
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Culture definitions for rem

rem

An acronym for roentgen equivalent man. A unit of absorbed doses of radiation.

Note

A normal medical x-ray delivers about 0.02 rem; a fatal dose of radiation is several thousand rem.

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