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rep

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[ rep ]
/ rɛp /
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noun
a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.
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Origin of rep

1
First recorded in 1855–60; from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib1

OTHER WORDS FROM rep

repped, adjective

Other definitions for rep (2 of 9)

rep2
[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

noun Informal.

Origin of rep

2
By shortening

Other definitions for rep (3 of 9)

rep3

noun Informal.
a shortened form of repetition.

Other definitions for rep (4 of 9)

rep4

noun Informal.
a representative, especially a sales representative.

Origin of rep

4
By shortening

Other definitions for rep (5 of 9)

rep5

noun Informal.
a shortened form of reputation.

Other definitions for rep (6 of 9)

rep6
[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

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

Origin of rep

6
First recorded in 1945–50; r(oentgen)e(quivalent)p(hysical)

Other definitions for rep (7 of 9)

rep.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.

1
From the Latin word repetātur

Other definitions for rep (8 of 9)

rep.2

abbreviation
repair.
repeat.
report.
reported.
reporter.

Other definitions for rep (9 of 9)

Rep.

abbreviation
Representative.
Republic.
Republican.
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British Dictionary definitions for rep (1 of 5)

rep1

repp

/ (rɛp) /

noun
a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface

Derived forms of rep

repped, adjective

Word Origin for rep

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

British Dictionary definitions for rep (2 of 5)

rep2
/ (rɛp) /

noun
theatre short for repertory company

British Dictionary definitions for rep (3 of 5)

British Dictionary definitions for rep (4 of 5)

rep4
/ (rɛp) /

noun
informal short for reputation

British Dictionary definitions for rep (5 of 5)

Rep.

abbreviation for
US Representative
US Republican
Republic
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Medical definitions for rep

rep
[ rĕp ]

n.
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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