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Meaning of REPETITION

Pronunciation:  `repi'tishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of doing or performing again
  2. [n]  the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
  3. [n]  an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
 

REPETITION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: repeat, repeating
 
 See Also: anadiplosis, anaphora, continuance, continuation, copying, cycle, echolalia, epanalepsis, epanaphora, epanodos, epiphora, epistrophe, gemination, iteration, periodic event, ploce, polyptoton, recurrence, recurrent event, redundancy, reduplication, reduplication, reiteration, rematch, renewal, replay, replication, return, rhetorical device, sequence, symploce

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rep`e*ti"tion\ (r[e^]p`[-e]-t[i^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L.
repetitio: cf. F. r['e]p['e]tition. See {Repeat}.]
1. The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.

         I need not be barren of accusations; he hath faults,
         with surplus to tire in repetition.   --Shak.

2. Recital from memory; rehearsal.

3. (Mus.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same
   piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

4. (Rhet.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the
   same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a
   deeper impression on the audience.

5. (Astron. & Surv.) The measurement of an angle by
   successive observations with a repeating instrument.

Syn: Iteration; rehearsal. See {Tautology}.

 

 

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