What does REM mean?

Definitions for REMrɛm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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.

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  1. REM

    What does REM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the REM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of REM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of REM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cato the Censor (?):

    Rem tene, verba sequntur (Keep to the subject, and the words will follow)

  2. Anonymous:

    To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness.. (Pravis Assuescere Sermonibus Est Via Ad Rem Ipsam)

  3. Joyce Walsleben:

    Typically, REM sleep doesn't begin until about 90 minutes after you fall asleep, but if you're exhausted, the brain can get there in as few as 10 minutes.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Accipiendo ignorantiam tuam pertineat primum gradum ad scientiam. Ad cognoscendam viam ducere in tenebris lux tua illuminatione. Limitibus ob rem considera et voluntate tibi, ut bene pugnans.

  5. Rebecca Robbins:

    Your REM cycle is strongly connected to cognitive functions like creativity, memory and coming up with solutions to problems, we believe that since [REM sleep is] so restorative, disrupting that cycle [by waking up in the midst of it] can throw you off.

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