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Definition of "rem" [rem]

  • The amount of ionizing radiation required to produce the same biological effect as one rad of high-penetration x-rays. (noun)
  • A unit for measuring absorbed doses of radiation, equivalent to one roentgen of x-rays or gamma rays. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rem" in a sentence
  • "I really liked this article, I will run it with my 243 ruger, and 3oo win - rem 700. minus the bipod set up."
  • "The sec­ond Bei­jing Con­sen­sus the­o­rem is that since chaos is impos­si­ble to con­trol from the top … you need a whole set of new tools."
  • "i want to re-load and i heard u can re-load it 10 times safely. i'm using 150 grain rem | Field & Stream"