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10 definitions found
 for re
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Re
      n 1: a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles
           manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is
           obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum [syn:
           rhenium, Re, atomic number 75]
      2: ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal
         creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the
         king of the gods [syn: Ra, Re]
      3: the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major
         scale in solmization [syn: re, ray]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RE
         RAID Edition (WD, RAID)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RE
         Research and Engineering, "R&E"
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RE
         Recommendation Engine (OP, Oracle, DB)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  RE
   /R?E/, n.
  
      Common spoken and written shorthand for regexp.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  re
  
     1.  The country code for Reunion.
  
     2.  /re-/ (From "rehi") Hello again.  A greeting
     originating in, and most often heard on, Internet
     interactive conversation services.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1999-02-08)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  regular expression
  RE
  
     1.  (regexp, RE) One of the wild
     card patterns used by Perl and other languages, following
     Unix utilities such as grep, sed, and awk and editors
     such as vi and Emacs.  Regular expressions use conventions
     similar to but more elaborate than those described under
     glob.  A regular expression is a sequence of characters with
     the following meanings (in Perl, other flavours vary):
  
     An ordinary character (not one of the special characters
     discussed below) matches that character.
  
     A backslash (\) followed by any special character matches the
     special character itself.  The special characters are:
  
     "." matches any character except newline; "RE*" (where the
     "*" is called the "{Kleene star") matches zero or more
     occurrences of RE.  If there is any choice, the longest
     leftmost matching string is chosen.
  
     "^" at the beginning of an RE matches the start of a line and
     "$" at the end of an RE matches the end of a line.
  
     [CHARS] matches any one of the characters in CHARS.  If the
     first character of the string is a "^" it matches any
     character except the remaining characters in the string (and
     also usually excluding newline).  "-" may be used to indicate
     a range of consecutive ASCII characters.
  
     (RE) matches whatever RE matches and \N, where N is a digit,
     matches whatever was matched by the RE between the Nth "(" and
     its corresponding ")" earlier in the same RE.  Many flavours
     use \(RE\) instead of just (RE).
  
     The concatenation of REs is a RE that matches the
     concatenation of the strings matched by each RE.  RE1 | RE2
     matches whatever RE1 or RE2 matches.
  
     \< matches the beginning of a word and \> matches the end of a
     word.  Many flavours use "\b" instead as the special character
     for "word boundary".
  
     RE\{M\ matches M occurences of RE.  RE\{M,\} matches M or more
     occurences of RE.  RE\{M,N\ matches between M and N occurences.
     Other flavours use RE\\{M\\ etc.
  
     Perl provides several "quote-like" operators for writing
     REs, including the common // form and less common ??.
  
     A comprehensive survey of regexp flavours is found in Friedl
     1997 (see below).
  
     [Jeffrey E.F. Friedl, "{Mastering Regular Expressions
     http://enterprise.ic.gc.ca/~jfriedl/regex/index.html)">(http://enterprise.ic.gc.ca/~jfriedl/regex/index.html),
     O'Reilly, 1997].
  
     2. Any description of a pattern composed from combinations
     of symbols and the three operators:
  
     Concatenation - pattern A concatenated with B matches a match
     for A followed by a match for B.
  
     Or - pattern A-or-B matches either a match for A or a match
     for B.
  
     Closure - zero or more matches for a pattern.
  
     The earliest form of regular expressions (and the term itself)
     were invented by mathematician Stephen Cole Kleene in the
     mid-1950s, as a notation to easily manipulate "regular sets",
     formal descriptions of the behaviour of finite state
     machines, in regular algebra.
  
     [S.C. Kleene, "Representation of events in nerve nets and
     finite automata", 1956, Automata Studies. Princeton].
  
     [J.H. Conway, "Regular algebra and finite machines", 1971, Eds
     Chapman & Hall].
  
     [Sedgewick, "Algorithms in C", page 294].
  
     (2004-02-01)
  

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