REPS

rep

1 [rep]
Also, repp.


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

repped, adjective
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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)

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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

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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.
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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.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
rep
  1. repertory

  2. repetition

  3. representative

  4. reputation

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