Rx has 2 meanings
1. What is rx short for?


Rx can be used as shorthand for "medical prescription." This slang is derived from the common Rx symbol, which is used to label prescriptions. It may also be written as "R/x."

What is the origin of Rx?

Rx derives from the Latin word "recipere," meaning "to take." It's unknown when the Rx abbreviation first appeared, but it continues to be used to this day.


Did you remember to pick up your Rx at the pharmacy this morning?

A reminder to stay on top of your Rxs

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Updated October 19, 2021
2. What is Rx short for in computing?


Rx is an abbreviation for "receive" that computer users often utilize to describe data received from another device. For example, network analysts typically classify data received by a computer from a server as Rx. Conversely, they classify the data transmitted by a device as Tx.

While computer professionals most commonly use Rx, amateur computer users may also encounter it. For example, an average user may see Rx when reviewing an Internet modem's or router's capabilities.

Non-computer users also may use Rx. For example, a hobbyist configuring a radio's transmitter and receiver circuits may refer to the received signal as Rx.


The Rx/Tx traffic is concerning. Can you look at the modem into what the issue may be?

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Updated February 23, 2022

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