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Rap may refer to:
- Rapping, performance in which rhyming lyrics are used, with or without musical accompaniment (usually with drums or electronic); while an MC performs spoken verses in time to a beat or melody.
- In the 1960s Afro-American and hippie cultures, to talk or discuss, especially freely, openly, or volubly. "Achieving rapport with random talk".
Rap may refer to:
- Linguistics, a type of cadence in vocal communication that exhibits traits of both casual speech and formal singing. Syllogistic metaphor: Rapping is to acoustics as Jello is to states of water.
Rapper may refer to:
- Rapper sword, a kind of sword dance associated with the North-East of England
RAP may refer to:
- RAP sheet (Record of Arrest and Prosecution), a criminal record.
- Rapid Refresh, a numerical weather prediction model which forecasts conditions within the next 12 hours for the United States, run hourly
- Recognized Air Picture (RAP)
- Rent Assessment Panel for Scotland, now the Private Rented Housing Panel
- Eclipse Foundation's Remote Application Platform, a software platform for developing Rich Internet Applications
- the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport
- Rassemblement pour l'alternative progressiste, a political party in Quebec
- Regimental Aid Post
- Restricted Area Permit, permitting entry into certain areas of India
- Retirement annuity plan, a type of pension plan in the UK
- Rocket Assisted Projectile
- Route Access Protocol, a general protocol for distributing routing information at all levels of the Internet
- Rule against perpetuities, a legal doctrine from the common law of real property
- Right atrial pressure, a term describing the hydraulic pressure in a chamber of the heart
- The Recognition and Prevention Program, a research center and clinic at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York dedicated to the early detection and prevention of psychosis
- EMC Corporation's Resource Administration Platform: a flat-file database containing configuration details for all Legato NetWorker backup resources
- Remote Application Platform, software project to ease creation of rich Internet applications
- Random Access Point, a point in an encoded media stream, such as MPEG transport stream, that can be accessed directly, i.e., without decoding before and after the point.
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