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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the quantity of ionizing radiation whose biological effect is equal to that produced by one roentgen of x-rays.

    Category: Medicine, Physics

Origin of rem:

1945–50; r(oentgen)e(quivalent in)m(an)


  1. Category: Physiology

    Ref: rapid eye movement.

Origin of REM:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement sleep, REM sleep, rapid eye movement, REM(noun)

    a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep

  2. REM(noun)

    (Roentgen Equivalent Man) the dosage of ionizing radiation that will cause the same amount of injury to human tissue as 1 roentgen of X-rays


  1. rem(Noun)

    (): rapid eye movement, a sleep state.

  2. rem(Noun)

    A dose of absorbed radiation equivalent to one roentgen of X-rays or gamma rays

  3. rem(Noun)

    A programming language statement used for documentation (in BASIC for example); also used in DOS batch files.

  4. Origin: Shortened from remark.


  1. Rem

    Rem, also Rem-Rem, Remi, or Remi the Weeper, who lives in Rem-Rem, the realm of weeping is a fish god in Egyptian mythology who fertilizes the land with his tears, producing both vegetation and the reptiles. He is assumed to be the personification of Ra's tears.

Translations for REM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often in plural) a screen to prevent light coming through a window etc

The sunlight is too bright; – pull down the blinds!

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