rep

1

or repp

[rep]

noun

a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.

Origin of rep

1
1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < English ribs (see rib1)
Related formsrepped, adjective

rep

2
[rep]

noun Informal.

a repertory theater or company.
a representative, especially a sales representative.

Origin of rep

2
by shortening

rep

3
[rep]

noun

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

Origin of rep

3
1945–50; r(oentgen) e(quivalent) p(hysical)

rep.

1

(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.

1
From the Latin word repetātur

rep.

2

Rep.

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rep

1

repp

noun

a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
Derived Formsrepped, adjective

Word Origin for rep

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

rep

2

noun

theatre short for repertory company

rep

3

noun

rep

4

noun

informal short for reputation

Rep.

abbreviation for

US Representative
US Republican
Republic
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Word Origin and History for rep

1705 as abbreviation of reputation (n.); upon rep "I swear it" was a common 18c. slang asseveration. As a shortening of repetition (n.) it is recorded from 1864, originally school slang; as a shortening of representative (n.), especially "sales representative," it is attested from 1896. As an abbreviation of repertory (company) it is recorded from 1925.

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rep in Medicine

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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