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Meaning of REP

Pronunciation:  r'ep

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
  2. [n]  informal abbreviation of `representative'

REP is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: repp
 See Also: cloth, congressman, congresswoman, fabric, material, representative, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rep\ (r?p), n. [Prob. a corruption of rib: cf. F. reps.]
    A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and
    having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  2. \Rep\, a.
    Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely;
    -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk.
Computing Dictionary

A directive used in ibm object code card decks (and later ptf tapes) to REPlace fragments of already assembled or compiled object code prior to link edit. Recompiling or reassembling the source code to produce a whole new object module was only possible if the source code was available, which it rarely was (if you had the object you were lucky!) It was also quicker to apply incremental changes with REP cards and they also circumvented the checksums and card sequence numbers present in the object code.