rep

1

or repp

[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

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 forms

repped, adjective

Definition for rep (2 of 6)

rep

2
[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

noun Informal.

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

Origin of rep

2
by shortening

Definition for rep (3 of 6)

rep

3
[ 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

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

Definition for rep (4 of 6)

rep.

1

(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.

1
From the Latin word repetātur

Definition for rep (5 of 6)

Definition for rep (6 of 6)

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British Dictionary definitions for rep (1 of 5)

rep

1

repp

/ (rɛp) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

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)

rep

2
/ (rɛp) /

noun

theatre short for repertory company

British Dictionary definitions for rep (3 of 5)

British Dictionary definitions for rep (4 of 5)

rep

4
/ (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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Medicine 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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