A quantity of paper, measured by area. For fine papers (not intended to be absorbent), one ream is usually 500 sheets. For absorbent tissue papers, one ream can equal 2880 square feet or 3000 square feet, depending upon the company.
to enlarge a wellbore. Reaming may be necessary for several reasons. Perhaps the most common reason for reaming a section of a hole is that the hole was not drilled as large as it should have been at the outset. This can occur when a bit has been worn down from its original size, but might not be discovered until the bit is tripped out of the hole and some undergauge hole has been drilled. Also, some plastic formations may slowly flow into the wellbore over time, requiring the reaming operation to maintain the original hole size.
Ream is a robust text-mode full-screen mail client. It can handle multi-megabyte large mail-files in spool areas or file folders without problems. It was originally written by Paul Dourish, and has been updated to compile and work under Solaris and Linux. Installation is also simpler.