rem

[ rem ]
/ rɛm /

noun Nucleonics.

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

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Origin of rem

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

Definition for rem (2 of 4)

REM
[ rem ]
/ rɛm /

noun

Origin of REM

First recorded in 1955–60

Definition for rem (3 of 4)

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

Definition for rem (4 of 4)

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 (1 of 4)

REM1

abbreviation for

rapid eye movement

British Dictionary definitions for rem (2 of 4)

REM2

rem

/ (rɛm) /

n acronym for

roentgen equivalent man

British Dictionary definitions for rem (3 of 4)

ad rem
/ Latin (æd ˈrɛm) /

adjective, adverb

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

British Dictionary definitions for rem (4 of 4)

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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Medical definitions for rem (1 of 2)

rem
[ rĕm ]

n.

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

Medical definitions for rem (2 of 2)

REM

abbr.

rapid eye movement
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Scientific 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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Cultural definitions for rem

rem

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

notes for rem

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