The 10th letter in the Arabic alphabet. Pronounced like an r.

The shorthand "RE:", though almost universally associated with English words such as "regarding ", "referring" and "response", actually comes from the Latin in re, approximately meaning "in this matter."

It's supposed to be pronounced RAY. Who would have guessed?

rc file = R = read-only user

RE /R-E/ n.

Common spoken and written shorthand for regexp.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Re (r&amac;). [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.


© Webster 1913.

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