re

re

1 [rey]
noun Music.
1.
the syllable used for the second tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone D. Compare sol-fa ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see gamut

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re

2 [ree, rey]
preposition Chiefly Law and Commerce.
in the case of; with reference to; in re.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin (in the) matter, affair, thing (ablative of rēs)

're

[er]
contraction of are: They're leaving.

See contraction.

Re

[rey]
noun Egyptian Religion.

Re

Symbol, Chemistry.

re-

a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion: regenerate; refurbish; retype; retrace; revert.
Also, red-.


Origin:
Middle English < Latin re-, red-

Re.

Also, re.

R/E

real estate.
Also, RE.

R.E.

1.
real estate.
2.
Reformed Episcopal.
3.
Right Excellent.

r.e.

Football.
right end.
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Ra or Re2 (rɑː)
 
n
the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk's head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent
 
Re or Re2
 
n

re1 (reɪ, riː)
 
n
music a variant spelling of ray

re2 (riː)
 
prep
with reference to
 
usage  Re, in contexts such as re your letter, your remarks have been noted or he spoke to me re your complaint, is common in business or official correspondence. In general English with reference to is preferable in the former case and about or concerning in the latter. Even in business correspondence, the use of re is often restricted to the letter heading

re3
 
the internet domain name for
Reunion Island

Re1 (reɪ)
 
n
another name for Ra

Re2
 
the chemical symbol for
rhenium

Re or re3
 
symbol for
rupee
 
re or re3
 
symbol for

RE
 
abbreviation for
1.  Reformed Episcopal
2.  Religious Education
3.  Right Excellent
4.  Royal Engineers

re-
 
prefix
1.  indicating return to a previous condition, restoration, withdrawal, etc: rebuild; renew; retrace; reunite
2.  indicating repetition of an action: recopy; remarry
 
usage  Verbs beginning with re- indicate repetition or restoration. It is unnecessary to add an adverb such as back or again: This must not occur again (not recur again); we recounted the votes (not recounted the votes again, which implies that the votes were counted three times, not twice)

're
 
contraction of
are: we're; you're; they're

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re
"with reference to," 1707, from L. in re "in the matter of," ablative case of res "matter, thing." Its use in Eng. is execrated by Fowler in three different sections of "Modern English Usage."

re-
prefix meaning "back to the original place, again," also with a sense of "undoing," c.1200, from O.Fr. and directly from L. re- "again, back, against." Often merely intensive.
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Medical Dictionary

Re
The symbol for the element rhenium.

RE abbr.
right eye

re- pref.

  1. Again; anew: rebreathing.

  2. Backward; back: recurvation.

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Re  
The symbol for rhenium.
rhenium   (rē'nē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol Re
A very rare, dense, silvery-white metallic element with a very high melting point. It is used to make catalysts and electrical contacts. Atomic number 75; atomic weight 186.2; melting point 3,180°C; boiling point 5,627°C; specific gravity 21.02; valence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. See Periodic Table.
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RE

/R-E/ n. Common spoken and written shorthand for regexp.
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RE definition


regular expression

re definition


1. The country code for Reunion.
2. /re-/ (From "rehi") Hello again. A greeting originating in, and most often heard on, Internet interactive conversation services.
[Jargon File]
(1999-02-08)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
re
Reprint of an Amendment
Re
  1. earth radii

  2. rhenium

RE
  1. real estate

  2. repair escrow [required]

  3. reproductive endocrinologist

  4. right end

Re.
Rupee
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