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Definition of RE

7 definitions found:

Re \Re\ (r[=a]). [It.] (Mus.)
     A syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Re- \Re-\ (r[=e]-). [L. re-, older form (retained before vowels) red-: cf. F. re-, r['e]-.] A prefix signifying back, against, again, anew; as, recline, to lean back; recall, to call back; recede; remove; reclaim, to call out against; repugn, to fight against; recognition, a knowing again; rejoin, to join again; reiterate; reassure. Combinations containing the prefix re- are readily formed, and are for the most part of obvious signification. [1913 Webster]

     Note: With the increase of electronic connunications, in which the vowels with a diaeresis (e.g. ["e]) are seldom used in contrast with printed materials, some words with re followed by a vowel are now spelled with a hyphen to indicate that the two vowels are to be pronounced as two syllables rather than as one syllable, as in re-emerge rather than re["e]merge. The unbroken forms (e.g. reemerge) are, however, usually more commonly used, and the pronunciation with two syllables for the two vowels is taken as understood. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

   /R?E/, n.

      Common spoken and written shorthand for {regexp}.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

         RAID Edition (WD, RAID)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

         Recommendation Engine (OP, Oracle, DB)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

         Research and Engineering, "R&E"

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "re":
     about, anent, apropos of, as, as for, as regards, as respects, as to, concerning, in connection with, in point of, in re, in reference to, in regard to, in relation to, in relation with, in respect to, of, on, pertaining to, pertinent to, referring to, regarding, relating to, relative to, respecting, speaking of, touching, upon, with regard to, with respect to

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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