rif

rif

[rif]
verb (used with object), riffed, riffing. Informal.
to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.
Also, riff.


Origin:
1945–50; special use of RIF

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Rif

[rif]
noun
[er] a mountainous coastal region in N Morocco.
Also, Riff.

RIF

[rif]
noun
1.
Military. a reduction in the personnel of an armed service or unit.
2.
a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business, government department, etc., especially for budgetary reasons.

Origin:
R(eduction) I(n) F(orce)

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Rif, Riff or Rifi (rɪf, ˈrɪfɪ)
 
n , Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff, Rifi
1.  a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
2.  Rifian, Also called: Riffian the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
3.  See Er Rif
 
Riff, Riff or Rifi (rɪf, ˈrɪfɪ, ˈrɪfɪən)
 
n
 
Rifi, Riff or Rifi (rɪf, ˈrɪfɪ, ˈrɪfɪən, ˈrɪfɪən)
 
n

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RIF
  1. reduction in force

  2. resistance-inducing factor

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