rep

1

or repp

[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. reorganize,
  2. reorient,
  3. reorientation,
  4. reoviridae,
  5. reovirus,
  6. rep.,
  7. repack,
  8. repackage,
  9. repaglinide,
  10. repaid

Origin of rep

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

Related formsrepped, adjective

rep

2
[ rep ]
/ rɛp /

noun Informal.

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

Origin of rep

2
by shortening

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)

rep.

1

(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.

1
From the Latin word repetātur

rep.

2

Rep.

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British Dictionary definitions for rep

rep

1

repp

/ (rɛp) /

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

noun

theatre short for repertory company

noun

noun

informal short for reputation

Rep.

abbreviation for

US Representative
US Republican
Republic
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Word Origin and History for rep

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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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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