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rep

1

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rep

repped, adjective

Definition for rep (2 of 6)

rep2
[ 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)

rep3
[ 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

abbreviation

(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin of rep.

1
From the Latin word repetātur

Definition for rep (5 of 6)

rep.2

abbreviation

repair.
repeat.
report.
reported.
reporter.

Definition for rep (6 of 6)

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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