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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: raime, from Arabic rizmah 'things tied together'

ream

1 noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
ream1 [countable]
1

reams

[plural] informalTC a large amount of writing on paper
reams of
reams of notes
2 technicalTCN a standard amount of paper, 500 pieces in the US or 480 pieces in Britain

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