What does IRE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anger, choler, ire(noun)

    a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

  2. wrath, anger, ire, ira(noun)

    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ire(noun)

    anger; wrath


  1. IRE

    An IRE is a unit used in the measurement of composite video signals. Its name is derived from the initials of the Institute of Radio Engineers. A value of 100 IRE was originally defined to be the range from black to white in a video signal. A value of 0 IRE corresponds to the zero voltage value during the blanking period. The sync pulse is normally 40 IRE below the zero value, so, peak to peak, an all-white signal should be equal to 140 IRE. The reason IRE is a relative measurement is because a video signal may be any amplitude. This unit is used in the ITU-R BT.470 which defines PAL, NTSC and SECAM.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ire

    īr, n. anger: rage: keen resentment.—adjs. Irate (ī-rāt′ or i-rāt′), enraged: angry; Ire′ful, full of ire or wrath: resentful.—adv. Ire′fully.—n. Ire′fulness. [L. ira, anger, irasci, irātus, to be angry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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