verb (used with object), riffed, riffing. Informal.
to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.
[er] /ɛr/ (Show IPA) a mountainous coastal region in N Morocco.
Military. a reduction in the personnel of an armed service or unit.
a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business, government department, etc., especially for budgetary reasons.
(pl) Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff, Rifi. a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
Also called Rifian, Riffian (ˈrɪfɪən). the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
See Er Rif
reduction in force
noun, plural rifacimenti [ri-fah-chi-men-tee; Italian ree-fah-chee-men-tee] /rɪˌfɑ tʃɪˈmɛn ti; Italian riˌfɑ tʃiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA) 1. a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.
noun, Islam. 1. a band of dervishes who achieved ecstasy during prayer by violent body movements and self-inflicted pain: formed in the 12th century; outlawed in 1925.
noun 1. a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, meningitis, and leprosy
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, C 4 3 H 5 8 N 4 O 1 2 , used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy. rifampin ri·fam·pin (rĭ-fām’pĭn) or ri·fam·pi·cin (-pĭ-sĭn) n. A semisynthetic antibiotic, derived from a form of rifamycin, that interferes with the synthesis of […]