Definitions for Repetitionˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re`-pe•ti′tion(v.t.)-tioned, -tion•ing.

rep•e•ti•tionˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of repeating; a repeated action, performance, etc.

  2. repeated utterance; reiteration.

  3. a reproduction or copy.

Origin of repetition:

1375–1425; late ME (< OF repeticion) < L repetītiō=repetī, var. s. of repetere to repeat+-tiō-tion

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. repetition(noun)ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən

    when sth is repeated

    We want to avoid a repetition of earlier mistakes.; Repetition is one way of improving pronunciation.


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams of Repetition

  1. petitioner

Translations for Repetition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an) act of repeating.

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