Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rapid, periodic, jerky movement of the eyes during certain stages of the sleep cycle when dreaming takes place.

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  • n. rapid eye movement
  • n. remaining time: In music, the time remaining in a track.
  • n. A programming language statement used for documentation (in BASIC for example); also used in DOS batch files.
  • n. rare earth metal(s).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

r(apid) e(ye) m(ovement).

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From the initial letters of rapid eye movement.

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Shortened from remaining.

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Shortened from remark.

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Shortened from rare earth metal.

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