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Topic: THEATRE

Sense: 1-3
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: representative
Sense: 4
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: repertory
Sense: 5
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: reputation
Sense: 6
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: repetition

rep

noun
     
rep
1 [countable] informalBB a sales representative
2 [countable] someone who speaks officially for a company, organization, or group of people [= representative]
staff/union/company etc rep
You need to speak to the students' rep.
Safety reps have the right to stop the job when workers are in danger.
3 [countable] American English a representative
4 [uncountable and countable]APT repertory, or a repertory theatre or company:
Most actors start off in rep.
5 [countable] American English spokenP a reputation
6 [countable] one exercise that you do in a series of exercises [= repetition]:
Do 15 reps of each exercise.
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