rep

1 [rep]
Also, repp.


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

repped, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged

rep

2 [rep]
noun Informal.
1.
a repertory theater or company.
3.
a representative, especially a sales representative.

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

rep.

1
(in prescriptions) let it be repeated.

Origin:
< Latin repetātur

rep.

2
4.
reported.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To REP
Collins
World English Dictionary
rep or repp1 (rɛp)
 
n
a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
 
[C19: from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib1]
 
repp or repp1
 
n
 
[C19: from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib1]
 
repped or repp1
 
adj

rep2 (rɛp)
 
n
theatre short for repertory company

rep3 (rɛp)
 
n
representative short for representative

rep4 (rɛp)
 
n
informal short for reputation

Rep.
 
abbreviation for
1.  (US) Representative
2.  (US) Republican
3.  Republic

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

rep
1705 as abbreviation of reputation; as a shortening of repetition it is recorded from 1864, originally school slang; as a shortening of representative, especially "sales representative," it is attested from 1896. As an abbreviation of repertory (company) it is recorded from 1925.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

rep (rěp)
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Slang Dictionary

rep definition

[rɛp]
  1. n.
    a representative, usually a sales representative. : Please ask your rep to stop by my office.
  2. n.
    someone's reputation. : I've got my own rep to think about.
  3. n.
    repertory theater. : Rep is the best place to get experience, but not to make connections.
  4. n.
    Go to reps. :
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
FOLDOC
Computing Dictionary

REP definition

programming
A directive used in IBM object code card decks (and later PTF Tapes) to REPlace fragments of already assembled or compiled object code prior to link edit. Recompiling or reassembling the source code to produce a whole new object module was only possible if the source code was available, which it rarely was (if you had the object you were lucky!) It was also quicker to apply incremental changes with REP cards and they also circumvented the checksums and card sequence numbers present in the object code.
(1998-07-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
rep
  1. repertory

  2. repetition

  3. representative

  4. reputation

rep.
  1. repair

  2. repetition

  3. report

  4. reporter

  5. represent

  6. representative

  7. reprint

  8. republic

Rep.
  1. representative

  2. republic

  3. Republican

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;