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English Dictionary: REM by the DICT Development Group
2 results for REM
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
REM
n
  1. a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    Synonym(s): paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement sleep, REM sleep, rapid eye movement, REM
  2. (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
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   REM
  
      (From "remark") The {keyword} used in {BASIC} to
      introduce a {comment} (which continues to the end of the
      line).   {MS-DOS} probably borrowed it from {BASIC}.   Might be
      used in the form "REM out" meaning to {comment out}.
  
      (1998-04-27)
  
  
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