Aware of; cognizant of: How little we’ve been personally hep to what’s actually going on (1908+ Underworld)
[hep-tohd] /ˈhɛp toʊd/ noun, Electronics. 1. a vacuum tube containing seven electrodes, usually a plate, a cathode, a control electrode, and four grids.
[hep-tohs] /ˈhɛp toʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms. /ˈhɛptəʊs; -təʊz/ noun 1. any monosaccharide that has seven carbon atoms per molecule heptose hep·tose (hěp’tōs’, -tōz’) n. A monosaccharide containing seven carbon atoms in a molecule.
- Hep to the jive
adjective Aware; informed; initiated; with it: I commenced getting hep to the jive (1915+ Jazz musicians)
A collaboration among various HEP institutes to implement “compatible” versions of IBM’s VM-CMS operating system at their sites.