RSVP Definition

äresvēpē
rsvp, rsvping, rsvps
abbreviation
Please reply.
Webster's New World

Initialism of reply please. (written on an invitation to request that the invited person reply to confirm whether or not they will be attending.)

Wiktionary
(computing) Initialism of Resource reservation protocol. (at Wikipedia)
Wiktionary
noun
A reply to an invitation.
Webster's New World
verb
To reply to an invitation.
Webster's New World

(informal) To respond to an invitation, usually to indicate that one will be coming to the corresponding event.

Will you rsvp for the party?
When did you rsvp to the wedding invitation?
Wiktionary
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In the TCP/IP protocol suite, a Transport Layer (Layer 4) control protocol that operates on a hop-by-hop basis in order to signal quality of service (QoS) requirements for unicast and multicast data flows to each node and, thereby, reserve the necessary per-session resources from end-to-end across an Internet Protocol (IP) network. RSVP can operate in conjunction with other QoS protocols, including DiffServ and MPLS, to effect service discrimination. See also DiffServ, hop, IP, MPLS, multicast, node, protocol, protocol suite, QoS, session, TCP/IP, Transport Layer, and unicast.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of RSVP

Noun

Singular:
RSVP
Plural:
rsvps

Origin of RSVP

  • From the French RSVP, répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning “reply please".

    From Wiktionary

  • From French, répondez (“answer") s'il vous plaît (“please").

    From Wiktionary

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