An example of RSVP are letters found at the bottom of a dinner party invitation that indicate you should call the host and tell him if you are, or are not, coming to the dinner.
nounpl. RSVP's or RSVPs
Origin of RSVPfrom RSVP
intransitive verbRSVP'd or RSVPd, RSVP'ing or RSVPing
Origin of RSVPFrench abbreviation, abbreviated of répondez s'il vous plaît please reply
Generally one rsvps to invitations and rsvps for events, as in the example sentences provided. An RSVP regrets only means that the sender will assume the invited people will come unless they reply.
From French, rÃ©pondez (“answer") s'il vous plaÃ®t (“please").
Properly, used by itself, but often used in the redundant form “please RSVP", “RSVP" being used to mean “reply to an invitation". Such redundancy is an example of RAS syndrome.
(third-person singular simple present RSVPs, present participle RSVPing, simple past and past participle RSVPed or RSVP'd)
- (intransitive) To reply to an invitation.
From the French RSVP, rÃ©pondez s'il vous plaÃ®t, meaning “reply please".
rsvp - Computer Definition
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.
(ReSerVation Protocol) A communications protocol that signals a router to reserve bandwidth for real-time transmission. RSVP is designed to clear a path for audio and video traffic, eliminating annoying skips and hesitations. It has been sanctioned by the IETF, because audio and video traffic is constantly increasing on the Internet. See RTP and COPS.