Definitions for Repetitionˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repeat, repetition(noun)

    an event that repeats

    "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

  2. repetition, repeating(noun)

    the act of doing or performing again

  3. repetition(noun)

    the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device


  1. repetition(Noun)

    The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

  2. repetition(Noun)

    : The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.

  3. Origin: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repetition(noun)

    the act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration

  2. Repetition(noun)

    recital from memory; rehearsal

  3. Repetition(noun)

    the act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note

  4. Repetition(noun)

    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. Repetition(noun)

    the measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument


  1. Repetition

    Repetition is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to provide emphasis. This is such a common literary device that it is almost never even noted as a figure of speech. It also has connotations to listing for effect and is used commonly by famous poets such as Larkin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repetition

    rep-ē-tish′un, n. act of repeating: recital from memory.—ns. Rep′etend, that part of a repeating decimal which recurs continually: the burden of a song; Repetent′, a tutor or private teacher in Germany.—adjs. Repeti′tional, Repeti′tionary.—n. Repeti′tioner.—adj. Repeti′tious, using undue repetitions.—n. Repeti′tiousness.—adj. Repet′itive.—n. Repet′itor, a repetent.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Repetition' in Nouns Frequency: #2932


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repetition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repetition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992:

    Repetition is the death of art.

  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

  3. Duncan Berry:

    From an early age, I had difficulty with systems and repetition.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

  5. Napoleon Hill:

    Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

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