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rep 1also repp (rĕp)
A ribbed or corded fabric of various materials, such as cotton, wool, or silk.
[Alteration of French reps, from English ribs, pl. of rib.]
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.
1. A repertory company.
2. A repertory theater.
Reputation: "Modern British royalty began with Queen Victoria, who still has a bad rep for being stodgy, straitlaced and—well, Victorian" (Anthony Holden).
A repetition of a particular movement or action, as in weightlifting.
(Textiles) a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
[C19: from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib1]
(Theatre) theatre short for repertory company
informal short for reputation
a horizontally ribbed fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.
[1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < E ribs (see rib1)]
1. a repertory theater or company.
2. a representative, esp. a sales representative.
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|Noun||1.||rep - informal abbreviation of `representative'|
|2.||rep - a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs|
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