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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repnoun

    informal abbreviation of `representative'

  2. rep, reppnoun

    a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs


  1. repnoun

    Short form of reputation.

    Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep.

  2. repnoun

    Short form of repetition.

    I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps.

  3. repnoun

    Short form of representative.

  4. repnoun

    Short form of repertory.

    She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

  5. repnoun

    A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface; repp.

  6. repverb

    To represent; to act as a representative for.

  7. Repabbreviation


  8. Etymology: Shortening of any of: repetition, repertory, representative, reputation, repp


  1. rep

    The term "rep" can have several meanings based on the context it is used. 1. In the context of fitness and workouts, a "rep" is short for repetition. It refers to the number of times an individual performs a specific exercise in a series. 2. In the corporate or sales world, a "rep" is a representation or a sales representative. It is an individual who represents a business or product and aims towards increasing its sales. 3. In the context of politics or governance, a "rep" is short for representative. It refers to an individual elected to represent a particular group's interests in a legislative or decision-making body. 4. In textiles, "rep" (also known as repp) refers to a type of fabric that has a ribbed texture or pattern. 5. In the context of performance, "rep" is short for repetition or repertoire. A repertory theatre produces works from a specified repertoire, performed alternately or rotationally. So it's crucial to interpret the term "rep" based on the context in which it's used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repnoun

    a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface

  2. Repadjective

    formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk

  3. Etymology: [Prob. a corruption of rib: cf. F. reps.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rep

    Repp, rep, n. a kind of cloth having a finely corded surface. [Prob. a corruption of rib.]

  2. Rep

    rep, n. a slang abbreviation of reputation.

Rap Dictionary

  1. rep

    A representation of the set.

Suggested Resources

  1. REP

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

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  1. ERP

  2. PER

  3. per

  4. pre

  5. RPE

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rep in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rep in a Sentence

  1. Natali Fierros Bock:

    Somebody like Rep. Mark Finchem being in charge of elections, holding a seat like secretary of state is one of the most dangerous things that could happen to democracy.

  2. Micah Bock:

    As one of the very first Republican freshmen Congressmen to pass legislation in the 117th Congress, Rep. Cawthorn has championed the interests of veterans across the district, from rural broadband reform, to rebuilding local businesses in the post-Covid economy, Rep. Cawthorn has introduced a number of powerful legislative initiatives that put Americans first.

  3. Carolyn Maloney:

    Schumer, D-N.Y., said. HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE POSTMASTER GENERAL AFTER CLAIMS HE PRESSURED EMPLOYEES TO MAKE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS A spokesperson for the USPS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., also called for DeJoys suspension as Carolyn Maloney announced a new investigation into DeJoy from the Reform Committee, which Carolyn Maloney chairs. FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. ( Tom Williams/Pool via AP) The Washington Post reportedthis weekend that while DeJoy wasCEO of New Breed Logistics, Tom Williams/Pool via AP or Tom Williams/Pool via AP aides pressured employees towrite checks and attend GOP fundraisers at his mansion, five people who worked for New Breed told the paper.DeJoy, a megadonor for theRepublican Party, would reimburse the employees through bonuses, an arrangement that is unlawful, The Washington Post reported Sunday. If these allegations are true, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy could face criminal exposurenot only for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy actions in North Carolina, but also for lying to Reform Committee under oath, we will be investigating this issue, but I believe the Board of Governors must take emergency action to immediately suspend Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who they never should have selected in the first place. HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUBPOENA USPSS DEJOY FOR HIS CALENDAR, DOCUMENTS ON MAIL DELAYS Maloney was referencing testimony DeJoy gave Reform Committee on Aug. 24 when hedenied pressuring his employees to donate to President Trump, calling such a claim.

  4. Michael Capuano:

    I think we need leadership that understands that, if something Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch're doing is not working... change what Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch're doing.

  5. Lauren Boebert:

    I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Ilhan Omar, i have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction.

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