"rem" meaning in English

See rem in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Adjective

Rhymes: -ɛm Etymology: Shortening of remaining. Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} rem (not comparable)
  1. (knitting) Remaining. Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Knitting
    Sense id: en-rem-en-adj-gd0KKHm4 Categories (other): English blends Disambiguation of English blends: 31 18 20 19 11 Topics: business, knitting, manufacturing, textiles
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 4

Noun

Forms: rems [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛm Etymology: Initialism. Head templates: {{en-noun}} rem (plural rems)
  1. (often capitalized) Initialism of rapid eye movement, a sleep state. Tags: abbreviation, alt-of, capitalized, initialism, often Alternative form of: rapid eye movement (extra: a sleep state) Categories (topical): Radioactivity
    Sense id: en-rem-en-noun-doDEhzAu Disambiguation of Radioactivity: 4 28 29 26 14 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with topic categories using raw markup Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 5 30 20 32 13 Disambiguation of English entries with topic categories using raw markup: 4 37 15 26 17
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 1

Noun

Forms: rems [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛm Etymology: Abbreviation of Roentgen equivalent in man. Etymology templates: {{abbreviation of|en|w:Roentgen equivalent man|Roentgen equivalent in man}} Abbreviation of Roentgen equivalent in man. Head templates: {{en-noun}} rem (plural rems)
  1. A dose of absorbed radiation equivalent to one roentgen of X-rays or gamma rays. Categories (topical): Radioactivity Derived forms: millirem Related terms: sievert
    Sense id: en-rem-en-noun-z70Tn18K Disambiguation of Radioactivity: 4 28 29 26 14 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 5 30 20 32 13
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 2

Noun

Forms: rems [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛm Etymology: Shortening of remark. Head templates: {{en-noun}} rem (plural rems)
  1. (computing) A remark; a programming language statement used for documentation (in BASIC for example); also used in DOS batch files. Categories (topical): Computing, Radioactivity Derived forms: rem out
    Sense id: en-rem-en-noun-j1EVfA7S Disambiguation of Radioactivity: 4 28 29 26 14 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 5 30 20 32 13 Topics: computing, engineering, mathematics, natural-sciences, physical-sciences, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 3

Noun

Forms: rems [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛm Etymology: Blend of root + em. Etymology templates: {{blend|en|root|em}} Blend of root + em Head templates: {{en-noun}} rem (plural rems)
  1. (web design) A unit relative to the declared font size of the root element in an HTML document. Categories (topical): Web design, Radioactivity Related terms: ad rem, in rem
    Sense id: en-rem-en-noun-iVIpXqyd Disambiguation of Radioactivity: 4 28 29 26 14 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 5 30 20 32 13 Topics: computing, engineering, mathematics, natural-sciences, physical-sciences, sciences, web-design
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Etymology number: 5

Inflected forms

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    "Rhymes:English/ɛm",
    "Rhymes:English/ɛm/1 syllable",
    "en:Radioactivity"
  ],
  "etymology_number": 5,
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "root",
        "3": "em"
      },
      "expansion": "Blend of root + em",
      "name": "blend"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "Blend of root + em.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "rems",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "rem (plural rems)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "ad rem"
    },
    {
      "word": "in rem"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations",
        "en:Web design"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "2017, Eric A Meyer, Estelle Weyl, CSS: The Definitive Guide: Visual Presentation for the Web, Kindle edition, O'Reilly Media, page 126",
          "text": "Like the em unit, the rem unit is based on declared font size. The difference—and it’s a doozy—is that whereas em is calculated using the font size of the element to which it’s applied, rem is always calculated using the root element.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "A unit relative to the declared font size of the root element in an HTML document."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "web design",
          "web design"
        ],
        [
          "unit",
          "unit"
        ],
        [
          "font",
          "font"
        ],
        [
          "root",
          "root"
        ],
        [
          "HTML",
          "HTML"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(web design) A unit relative to the declared font size of the root element in an HTML document."
      ],
      "topics": [
        "computing",
        "engineering",
        "mathematics",
        "natural-sciences",
        "physical-sciences",
        "sciences",
        "web-design"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "rhymes": "-ɛm"
    }
  ],
  "word": "rem"
}

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