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Meaning of REDUPLICATION

Pronunciation:  ri`dooplu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
  2. [n]  a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)
  3. [n]  the syllable added in a reduplicated word form
  4. [n]  repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
 

REDUPLICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: anadiplosis, reiteration
 
 See Also: repeating, repetition, repetition, syllable, word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*du`pli*ca"tion\ (-k?sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
r['e]duplication, L. reduplicatio repetition.]
1. The act of doubling, or the state of being doubled.

2. (Pros.) A figure in which the first word of a verse is the
   same as the last word of the preceding verse.

3. (Philol.) The doubling of a stem or syllable (more or less
   modified), with the effect of changing the time expressed,
   intensifying the meaning, or making the word more
   imitative; also, the syllable thus added; as, L. tetuli;
   poposci.

 

 

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