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r US English

Recto

R1 US English

The eighteenth letter of the alphabet

R2 US English

Rand

R New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

18th letter of the alphabet

r2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

correlation coefficient

DVD+R US English

A blank DVD on which data, including music and movies, can be permanently recorded and read using the DVD+R format

correlation coefficient US English

A number between −1 and +1 calculated so as to represent the linear dependence of two variables or sets of data

r in correlation coefficient US English

A number between −1 and +1 calculated so as to represent the linear dependence of two variables or sets of data

gas constant US English

The constant of proportionality in the gas equation. It is equal to 8.314 joule kelvin1 mole1

R in gas constant US English

The constant of proportionality in the gas equation. It is equal to 8.314 joule kelvin1 mole1

r in R1 US English

The eighteenth letter of the alphabet

roentgen US English

A unit of ionizing radiation, the amount producing one electrostatic unit of positive or negative ionic charge in one cubic centimeter of air under standard conditions

R in roentgen US English

A unit of ionizing radiation, the amount producing one electrostatic unit of positive or negative ionic charge in one cubic centimeter of air under standard conditions

recto New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

right-hand page of an open book; front of a loose leaf

Republican New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in reference to the US Republican Party

R. in R2 US English

River (chiefly on maps)

R in Royal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation R)

R & R US English

Rest and recreation

A & R US English

Artist(s) and repertory, used to denote employees of a record company who select and sign new artists

L/R US English

Left/right

R & B US English

short for rhythm and blues.

R & D US English

Research and development

A & R New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

artists and repertoire (or recording)

R & D New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

research and development

CD-R US English

A blank compact disc which can be recorded on once only

CD-R New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

compact disc recordable

DVD-R US English

A blank DVD on which data, including music and movies, can be permanently recorded and read using the DVD-R format

R-value US English

The capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power

Firth, J. R. US English

(1890–1960), English linguist; full name John Rupert Firth. Firth was noted for his contributions to linguistic semantics and prosodic phonology

James, M. R. US English

(1862–1936), English scholar and writer of ghost stories; full name Montague Rhodes James. He is noted for eerie tales collected in such volumes as Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)

Laing, R. D. US English

(1927–89), Scottish psychiatrist; full name Ronald David Laing. He was known for his controversial views on insanity and, in particular, on schizophrenia

the R months US English

The months with R in their names (September to April), considered to be the season for eating oysters

Ker(r) in kerria US English

An eastern Asian shrub of the rose family, cultivated for its yellow flowers, especially the double-flowered variety

R 'n' R in R & R US English

Rock and roll

Bennett, R. B. US English

(1870–1947), Canadian Conservative statesman; prime minister 1930–35; full name Richard Bedford Bennett

Leavis, F. R. US English

(1895–1978), English literary critic; full name Frank Raymond Leavis. Founder and editor of the quarterly Scrutiny (1932–53), he emphasized the value of critical study of English literature to preserving cultural continuity. Notable works: The Great Tradition (1948)

Narayan, R. K. US English

(1906–2001), Indian novelist and short-story writer; full name Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan. Many of his novels are set in Malgudi, an imaginary small Indian town. Notable works: Swami and Friends (1935), The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961), and The Painter of Signs (1977)

Tolkien, J. R. R. US English

(1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar, born in South Africa; full name John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. He is known for The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), fantasy adventures set in Middle Earth

Ballantyne, R. M. US English

(1825–94), Scottish author; full name Robert Michael Ballantyne. He wrote acclaimed adventure stories, such as The Coral Island (1857)

Blackmore, R. D. US English

(1825–1900), English novelist and poet; full name Richard Doddridge Blackmore. He is noted for his romantic novel Lorna Doone (1869)

James, C. L. R. US English

(1901–89), Trinidadian historian, journalist, political theorist, and novelist; full name Cyril Lionel Robert James. After working as a cricket columnist he established a reputation as a historian with his study of the Haitian revolution, Black Jacobins (1938)

Mitchell, R. J. US English

(1895–1937), English aeronautical engineer; full name Reginald Joseph Mitchell. He designed the Spitfire fighter aircraft


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